I am an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at USCB.
I earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish at Dartmouth College, an MA in Spanish at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a PhD in Spanish at The Catholic University of America. The title of my dissertation is Utopia and Postmodernism in Recent Latin American Fiction.
As an undergraduate, I studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain, and in Puebla, Mexico. While working on my Ph.D., I participated in a short, educational program in Nicaragua organized by Global Exchange, a U.S. human rights group and non-profit. I have also traveled to Cuba with a U.S. human rights organization.
I have published articles and presented papers at multiple conferences in the United States and in Latin America. My current research focuses on post-Soviet Cuban narrative and representations of gay subjectivity in Spanish-American literary texts.
I teach Spanish language courses and seminars on Spanish-American culture and literature. I have also served as the advisor to the USCB Spanish Club.
PhD in Spanish. The Catholic University of America 2007
MA in Spanish. The University of Maryland 1997
BA in Spanish. Dartmouth College 1990
- SPAN B101 Beginning Spanish I
- SPAN B102 Beginning Spanish II
- SPAN B312 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literary Text
- SPAN B403 Spanish American Civilization
- SPAN B407 Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spanish America II
- SPAN B499 Senior Seminar in Spanish
- Contemporary Cuban narrative and Latin American gender and sexuality studies