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EDUCATION

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

1997                         M.A. in Spanish Literature              University of Delaware        USA

1995                         Licenciatura, Filología Inglesa        Universidad de Granada      Spain

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2009-Present       Associate Professor of Spanish       Lawrence University

2002–2009           Assistant Professor of Spanish       Lawrence University

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

2016-Present       Faculty Director of Advising

2011-Present       Chair, Department of Spanish, Lawrence University

2013-Present       Director, Latin American and Spanish Film Festival, Lawrence University

2014-Present       Assistant Director for Academic Advising, Lawrence University

AWARDS

2014                        Award for Excellence in Advising, Lawrence University

2005                       Young Teacher Award, Lawrence University

2001                        Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State University

1997                        Academic & Teaching Excellence, University of Delaware

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL VOLUME. “Studies on Contemporary Latin American Cinema. [Estudios de cine latinoamericano actual.]”. Ad hoc editor. Revista Internacional d’Humanitats (RIH), 29 (Sep-Dec 2013). Online and print.

ARTICLE. “Body, Gaze and Gender in Claudia Llosa’s Film The Milk of Sorrow. [Cuerpo, mirada y género en le película La teta asustada de Claudia Llosa.]” Revista Internacional d’Humanitats (RIH), 29 (Sep-Dec 2013). 53-62. Online and print.

BOOK CHAPTER. “Body, Transition and Nation in Eduardo Mendicutti’s Anyone Can Have a Bad Night.Una ética de la libertad: La narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti. (Ed.) José Jurado Morales. Visor Libros, Biblioteca Filológica Hispana, Madrid 2012. Book chapter. Print.

ARTICLE. “Dictadores y travestis: Transexualidad e identidad nacional en la narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti y Pedro Lemebel.” (Dictators and Transvestites: Transexuality and National Identity in the Narrative of Eduardo Mendicutti and Pedro Lemebel.” NRP: Nueva Revista del Pacífico. 2009. Journal article. Print.

BOOK. Escritores catalanes en la frontera. La narración novelística en castellano de la identidad catalana contemporánea. (Catalan Writers on the Border. Narrating the Contemporary Catalan Identity.) Valparaíso: Universidad de Playa Ancha Press, 2007. Book, non fiction.

ARTICLE. “Mía o de naiden: La reescritura de la violencia en ‘Pasión de historia’ de Ana Lydia Vega.” (“Mine or Nobody Else’s: Rewriting Violence in Ana Lydia Vega’s Pasión de historia.”) Hispanic Review 75.1 (Winter 2007): 47-60. Journal article. Print.

PRESENTATIONS

“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, WI. September 12, 2011.

“Immigrant Women in Contemporary Spanish Film.” 2009 Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Kansas.

“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, 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.” 2007 Alumni College. Lawrence University.

“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. 2006-2011. Lawrence University.

“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. October 2005. Ripon College.

“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.

GRANTS

Wisconsin Humanities Council. “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and Culture.” Project Director. 2015-2016.

LU–SuRE (Lawrence University Summer Undergraduate Research Experience). 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. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Project Director. 2013-2014.

Title III Federal Grant, Strengthening Institutions (2.3M). Advisory Committe. 2013

Presidential Grant, Lawrence University’s Latin American and Spanish Film Festival. Project Director. 2012.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “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.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Immigrant Women in Contemporary Spanish Film.” MACHL 2009, Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Kansas. October 2009.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “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, October 2007.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present Modelos de mujer en la España de Almodóvar: De ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984) a Volver (2006). 2007 MACHL. Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. Madison, October 2007.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “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.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “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.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “La construcción narrativa de la identidad individual y cultural en El amante bilingüe (1990) de Juan Marsé.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2005.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Manuel Vázquez Montalbán y la conciencia crítica de la oligarquía catalana en El hombre de mi vida.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, April 2004.

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “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

Professional Development Travel Allowance to present “Eduardo Mendoza y la contrasaga de la burguesía barcelonesa.” The Carolina Conference of Romance Languages. University of North Carolina. March 2003. 

Mellon Course Development Grant for Spanish 405 “Spanish Civilization and Culture” for the Speaking-Intensive and Global Diversity General Education Requirements at Lawrence University. Summer 2005.

LEADERSHIP IN INSTITUTES AND WORKSHOPS 

ACM Institute for College Futures. Chicago, June 18-20, 2014.

Enhancing Advising at Lawrence workshops. Lawrence University. 2014-2015.

ACM Project, Introducing Change: Introductory Courses and the Nature of Faculty Work. Chicago, February 21-22, 2014.

Spanish Language Teacher Immersion. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2009-2010.

“Spanish and Latin American Film.” Lawrence University Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2009

“Applications of Technology for the Spanish Classroom.” Lawrence University Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2008.

“Methodology and Best Practices in the Spanish Classroom.” Lawrence University

Summer Institute for High School Teachers. Lawrence University, 2007.

“Wines and Cultural Readings from Argentina, Chile and Spain.” Literature lectures and discussions, in collaboration with enologist John Carlson. Björklunden Summer Seminars. Lawrence University, 2010.

“Ethics and Writing in Spanish and Latin American Fiction”. Institute of Ethical Leadership. April 2006. Ripon College.

“Jorge Luis Borges’ Collected Fictions.” Mielke Summer Institute. June 2006. Lawrence University.

“Teaching Plato’s The Republic.” Freshman Studies Symposium. September 2006. Lawrence University “

Teaching Jorge Luis Borges’s Collected Fictions.” Freshman Studies Symposium September 2005. Lawrence University.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Departmental service

2011-Present          Chairperson

2003-2011                Coordination of Spanish language courses

2003-2011                Tutor coordination

Event coordination

2014-Present           Faculty Advising trainings and workshops

2013-Present           Latin American and Spanish Film Festival

Committees and special appointments

2012-2013                Presidential Search Committee

2012-2013                Writing committee, Title III Federal Grant (2.3 M)

2010-2012               Committee on Tenure, Reappointment and Promotion

2010-2014                Posse Mentor

2008-2010                President’s Committee on Multicultural Affairs

2007-2008                Technology Advisory Committee

2006-2007                Committee on Public Occasions

2004-2005                Lawrence University Community Council

2005-2006                Faculty Subcommittee on Administration

2005-2006                Committee, Off-Campus Study Selection

2006 – 2008             Committee, Campus Center Planning

2005-2006                Committee on Instruction

2004-2005                Freshman Studies Work Selection Committee

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL  SERVICE

2014                          Reviewer. Crónicas de Españas. Universidad de Puerto Rico

2013                          U.S. Student Fulbright National Selection Committee

2013                          Program reviewer. Department of MFL, College of Idaho

2012                          Editor. Revista Internacional D’Humanitats

2010                          Reviewer. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos

AP Spanish Language and Culture

2016-Present          Development Committee, AP Spanish Language & Culture Exam

2015-Present          Consultant, AP Course Audit

2014-2015                Consultant, AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam

2012-Present          Question Leader, AP Spanish Language and Culture Reading

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

20th and 21st century Spanish literature

Spanish and Latin American film studies

Foreign language education and assessment

Applied linguistics and pedagogy of Spanish

Gender studies

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Modern Language Association

Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society