Professor Picone is a historian of Modern Latin America.
Her current book project examines how people in the Northern Patagonian Andes, a border region between Chile and Argentina, created new understandings of the nation through their regional, often cross-border, experiences of a space. This study shows how different actors - namely explorers, settlers, authorities, visitors, and bandits - sought to make Patagonia their own by transforming a collection of geographical sites into a landscape that evoked a shared past and a common future.
Professor Picone teaches Modern Latin American history and topic-based courses on borders and spatial history.
Prior to coming to Boston College, Professor Picone was a Graduate Fellow in Digital Publishing at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Emory University).