Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2004   Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. Penn State University

1997   M.A. in Spanish. University of Delaware

1995  Licenciatura in English Philology. Universidad de Granada (Spain)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2018 – present    Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University 

2016 – 2020         Director of Advising. Lawrence University 

2011 – 2019         Chair, Department of Spanish, Lawrence University 

2009 – 2018         Associate Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University

2002 – 2009        Assistant Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University 

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Space and the Affect of Horror in Pablo Larraín’s Post Mortem.Del aire al aire: Negotiating Space in Latin America. Ed. Patricia Vilches, Brill, 2019. Book chapter. Print. In press.
  • “Andrés Wood’s Violeta Went to Heaven and the Ethics of Latin American Melodrama.” Mapping Violeta Parra’s Cultural Landscapes. Ed. Patricia Vilches, Palgrave McMillan, 2017. 89-102. Book chapter. Print
  • Estudios de cine latinoamericano actualRevista Internacional d’Humanitats (RIH), 29 (Sep-Dec 2013). Edited volume. Print and electronic
  • “Cuerpo, mirada y género en la película La teta asustada de Claudia Llosa.” Revista Internacional d’Humanitats (RIH), 29 (Sep-Dec 2013). 53-62. Journal article. Print and electronic
  • “Cuerpo, transición y nación en Una mala noche la tiene cualquiera de Eduardo Mendicutti.” Una ética de la libertad: La narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti. Ed. José Jurado Morales, Visor, 2012. 83-96. Book chapter. Print
  • “Transexualidad e identidad nacional en la narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti y Pedro Lemebel.” NRP: Nueva Revista del Pacífico (2008): 181-193. Journal article. Print
  • Escritores catalanes en la frontera. La narración novelística en castellano de la identidad catalana contemporánea. Valparaíso: Universidad de Playa Ancha Press, 2007. Book, non-fiction. Print
  • “Mía o de naiden: La reescritura de la violencia en ‘Pasión de historia’ de Ana Lydia Vega.” Hispanic Review 75.1 (Winter 2007): 47-60. Journal article. Print

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Alfonso Cuarón’s Film Roma and the Ethics of Nostalgia in the Netflix Era.” XXIV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Valencia, Spain. 26-28 June 2019.
  • “The AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.” AP Symposium on World Languages. Chicago. November 3-4, 2018
  • “Masculinity and Crisis in Contemporary Spanish Cinema.” XVIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica (CILH). San Sebastián, Spain. July 6-8, 2016
  • “Globalization in Latin American Cinema: Old Borders, New Spaces.” Lunch at Lawrence Lecture Series. November 8, 2013
  • “Body, Gaze and Gender in the Peruvian-Spanish Film The Milk of Sorrow.”MACHL 2012, Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 12-14 October 2012
  • Americans in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): The International Brigades and the Wisconsin Connection.” Winchester Academy. Waupaca,  September 2011
  • “Immigrant Women in Contemporary Spanish Film.” Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Kansas. October 2009
  • “Mujer y nación: multiculturalismo y feminismo en la narrativa caribeña y peninsular de entre siglos.” XVII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Sevilla (Spain), October 2007
  • “Modelos de mujer en la España de Almodóvar: De ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984) a Volver (2006).” 2007 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. Madison, October 2007
  • “Foreign Language Learning Meets the 21st Century.” Alumni College. Lawrence University. 2007
  • “Mujeres de bandera: Transiciones y disidencias ‘sexo-políticas’ en la narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti, Almudena Grandes y Lucía Etxebarria.” 60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, April 2007
  • “Jorge Luis Borges’ Collected Fictions.” Freshman Studies Lecture. Lawrence University. 2006-2011
  • “Dictadores y travestis: Transexualidad, memoria e identidad nacional en Una mala noche la tiene cualquiera de Eduardo Mendicutti (España, 1982) y Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel (Chile, 2001).”. MMLA Conference. Milwaukee, November 2005
  • “Hispanic Identities”. Panel presentation. Ripon College. October 2005 
  • “La construcción narrativa de la identidad individual y cultural en El amante bilingüe (1990) de Juan Marsé.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2005
  • “Orientalism in Hispanic Studies.” Edward Said’s Intellectual Legacy. Main Hall Forum Series. Lawrence University, May 2004
  • “Manuel Vázquez Montalbán y la conciencia crítica de la oligarquía catalana en El hombre de mi vida.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2004
  • “Internet-based Communicative Tasks in the Foreign Language Classroom.” WAFLT: Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers Conference. Appleton, November 2003
  • “Women, Nation and Narration in the Contemporary Spanish Novel”. Mortar Board’s Lecture Series. Lawrence University, May 2003.
  • “Mujeres al borde: Lengua, identidad y esquizofrenia cultural en La intimidad de Nuria Amat.” Cincinnati Annual Conference of Romance Languages. University of Cincinnati, May 2003
  • “Eduardo Mendoza y la contrasaga de la burguesía barcelonesa.” The Carolina Conference of Romance Languages. University of North Carolina, March 2003
  • “¿Postmodernidad o neomodernidad? La ambigüedad ética de la escritura en Beatus Ille de Antonio Muñoz Molina.” The Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. University of Kansas, October 2001
  • Malena es un nombre de tango: Genealogía, lenguaje y subversión.” Fifth Annual Graduate Romanic Association Colloquium. University of Pennsylvania, March 1999
  • La construcción del yo lírico en Garcilaso y Quevedo: Los sonetos amorosos y el ciclo “A Lisi sola”. Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Graduate Symposium. Penn State University, November 1998

INSTITUTES AND WORKSHOPS 

  • Coordinator. Enhancing Advising at Lawrence workshops. Coordinator. Lawrence University. 2014-present
  • Institutional representative. Institute for College Futures. ACM. Chicago, June 18-20, 2014
  • Project leader and presenter. ACM Project, Introducing Change: Introductory Courses and the Nature of Faculty Work. Chicago, February 21-22, 2014
  • Instructor. Spanish Language Teacher Immersion. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2009-2010
  • Instructor. “Spanish and Latin American Film.” Lawrence University Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2009
  • Instructor. “Applications of Technology for the Spanish Classroom.” Instructor. Lawrence University Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2008
  • Instructor. “Methodology and Best Practices in the Spanish Classroom.” Lawrence University, 2007
  • Presenter. “Wines and Cultural Readings from Argentina, Chile and Spain.” Björklunden Summer Seminars. Lawrence University, 2010
  • Presenter. “Ethics and Writing in Spanish and Latin American Fiction”. Institute of Ethical Leadership. April 2006. Ripon College
  • Presenter. “Jorge Luis Borges’ Collected Fictions.” Mielke Summer Institute. June 2006. Lawrence University
  • Presenter. “Teaching Plato’s The Republic.” Freshman Studies Symposium. September 2006. Lawrence University
  • Presenter. “Teaching Jorge Luis Borges’s Collected Fictions.” Freshman Studies Symposium September 2005. Lawrence University

OTHER ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Editor. Revista Internacional D’Humanitats
  • Reviewer. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. Liverpool University Press
  • Reviewer. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos
  • Reviewer. Crónicas de Españas. Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Student Fulbright National Selection Committee, 2013
  • Program reviewer. Department of World Languages, College of Idaho, 2012 and 2019

AWARDS

  • Award for Excellence in Advising, Lawrence University, 2014
  • Young Teacher Award, Lawrence University, 2005
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State University, 2001
  • Academic & Teaching Excellence, University of Delaware, 1997

HONORS

  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, 1997
  • Sigma Delta Pi, Hispanic National Honor Society, 1997
  • Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honor Society, 1998

GRANTS

  • Mellon Foundation. Inclusive Pedagogies Course Modification Grant ($5,000). 2018-19
  • Wisconsin Humanities Council. “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and Culture” ($7,500) Project Director. 2015-2016 
  • LU–SuRE Lawrence University Summer Undergraduate Research Experience ($1,500). Project Director. June-August, 2015
  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest Grant, “Introducing Change in Intermediate Spanish Courses at Lawrence.” Introducing Change: Introductory Courses and the Nature of Faculty Work ($1,500). Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Project Director. 2013-2014 
  • Title III Federal Grant, Strengthening Institutions (2.1M). Advisory Committee. 2013 
  • Presidential Grant, Lawrence University’s Latin American and Spanish Film Festival ($36,000). Project Director . 2012
  • Mellon Course Development Grant ($1,500). 2005 

OTHER LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE POSITIONS

Lawrence University

  • Assistant Director for Advising, Title III Initiatives, Lawrence University, 2014 – present
  • Co-director. Latin American and Spanish Film Festival. 2012 – present
  • Presidential Search Committee, 2012-2013
  • Grant writing advisory group, Title III Federal Grant (2.1 M), 2012-2013
  • Chair, Committee on Tenure, Reappointment and Promotion, 2011-2012
  • Committee on Tenure, Reappointment and Promotion, 2010-2011
  • Posse Mentor, 2010-2014
  • Chair, President’s Committee on Multicultural Affairs, 2009-2010
  • President’s Committee on Multicultural Affairs, 2008-2009
  • Technology Advisory Committee, 2007-2008
  • Committee on Public Occasions, 2006-2007
  • Lawrence University Community Council, 2004-2005
  • Faculty Subcommittee on Administration, 2005-2006
  • Off-Campus Study Selection Committee, 2005-2006
  • Warch Campus Center Planning Committee, 2006 – 2008
  • Committee on Instruction, 2005-2006
  • Freshman Studies Work Selection Committee, 2004-2005

AP Spanish Language and Culture Program and Exam

  • Co-chair of the Development Committee, AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam, 2018 – present
  • Member of the Development Committee, AP Spanish Exam, 2016-2018
  • Assistant Chief Reader, AP Spanish Language and Culture Reading, 2018 – present
  • Auditor, AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Syllabi, 2015-2016
  • Item Writer, AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam, 2014-2015
  • Question Leader, AP Spanish Language and Culture Reading, 2012-2017
  • Table Leader, AP Spanish Language and Culture Reading, 2010-2011
  • Reader, AP Spanish Language and Culture Reading, 2007-2009

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

  • 20th and 21st century Spanish literature
  • Spanish, Latin American and Latino film
  • Gender studies in Spanish and Latin American literature and film
  • Constructions of national identity and representations of the nation in literature and film
  • Historical memory in literature and film from Spain, Chile and Argentina in the late 20th and early 21st century
  • Gender and nation in the contemporary Ibero-American cinema
  • Globalization, consumption and production of contemporary Ibero-American cinema
  • Horror, melodrama and affect in the contemporary Ibero-American cinema
  • Pedagogy and assessment of college-level courses in world languages and literatures

COURSES AND INDEPENDENT STUDIES

  • Global Exchanges in Latin American and Spanish Film
  • Dis(re)membering the Nation: Contemporary Film & Fiction of Spain and Latin America
  • The (En)Gendering of Modern Spain: Gender and National Narratives from Romanticism to the Avant-garde
  • Gender, Politics and Current Events in Spain
  • Spanish Cinema of the “Dictablanda”
  • Portrayals of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Chilean Media
  • The Cinema Of Disillusionment in Colombia
  • Globalization in Spanish and Latin American Film
  • The Films of Pedro Almodóvar
  • The Spanish Horror Film
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Fantastic in Jorge Luis Borges’ Fictions
  • Federico García Lorca: Poeta en Nueva York
  • Women and the Civil War in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Film
  • The Theatre of Antonio Buero Vallejo
  • Towards a New Rhetoric in Spanish Music: Francisco Correa, Lope de Vega and Innovation in Performative Arts during the Golden Age