B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside
Professor Paes de Barros is intrigued by road literature—especially the literature of the American road, and by women’s literature, poetry and literary theory. As a lover of the novel, chocolate and coffee she is pleased that she was not born before the eighteenth century. Her own work includes the books Fast Cars and Bad Girls: Nomadic Subjects and Women’s Road Stories (Peter Lang, Inc., 2004), On Kevin’s Boat and Other Poems (Blue West Books, 2013), and a variety of other essays and poems.