CV

Updated 12/9/2017

EDUCATION

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

M.A. in Spanish. Minor in Foreign Language Pedagogy. University of Delaware, 1997.

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

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University, 2009-Present.

Assistant Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University, 2002–2009.

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

Faculty Director of Advising. Lawrence University, 2016-Present.

Chair, Department of Spanish, Lawrence University, 2011-Present.

Assistant Director for Advising, Title III Initiatives, Lawrence University, 2014-Present.

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.

PUBLICATIONS

“Affect and Space in Pablo Larraín’s Post Mortem.Del aire al aire: Negotiating Space in Latin America. Edited by Patricia Vilches, Brill, 2018. Upcoming.

“Andrés Wood’s Violeta Went to Heaven and the Ethics of Latin American Melodrama.” Mapping Violeta Parra’s Cultural Landscapes. Edited by Patricia Vilches, Palgrave McMillan, 2017. pp. 89.102.

Estudios de cine latinoamericano actual. Ad hoc editor. Revista Internacional d’Humanitats (RIH), 29 (Sep-Dec 2013). Online and print.

“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.

“Cuerpo, transición y nación en Una mala noche la tiene cualquiera de Eduardo Mendicutti.” Una ética de la libertad: La narrativa de Eduardo Mendicutti. Edited by José Jurado Morales, Visor, 2012. pp. 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.

“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

“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.

INSTITUTES AND WORKSHOPS 

Enhancing Advising at Lawrence workshops. Coordinator. Lawrence University. 2014-present.

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

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

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

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

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

“Methodology and Best Practices in the Spanish Classroom.” Instructor Lawrence University, 2007

“Wines and Cultural Readings from Argentina, Chile and Spain.” Instructor. Björklunden Summer Seminars. Lawrence University, 2010.

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

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

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

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

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Spanish Department, Lawrence University

Chairperson, 2011-present.

Coordinator of Spanish language courses, 2003-2011.

Coordinator of content tutors, 2003-2011.

Committees and special appointments at Lawrence University

Faculty Director of Advising. Lawrence University, 2016-Present.

Assistant Director for Advising, Title III Initiatives, Lawrence University, 2014-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.

Events at Lawrence University

Director of Faculty Advising trainings and workshops, 2014-present.

Director of Latin American and Spanish Film Festival. 2013-present.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

AP Spanish Language and Culture Program and Exam

National Development Committee, AP Spanish Exam, 2016-present.

Consultant, AP Course Audit, 2015-present.

Consultant, AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam, 2014-2015.

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

Other service

Reviewer. Crónicas de Españas. Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2014.

U.S. Student Fulbright National Selection Committee, 2013.

Program reviewer. Department of MFL, College of Idaho, 2012.

Editor. Revista Internacional D’Humanitats, 2012.

Reviewer. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 2010.

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

20th and 21st century Spanish literature.

Spanish, Latin American and Latino film.

Gender studies in Spanish and Latin American literature and film.

Foreign language education and assessment.

CURRENT COURSES

Gender, Politics and Current Events in Spain.

Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Film.

(En)Gendering Modern Spain: From Romanticism to the Avant-Garde.

Dis(re)membering the Nation: Contemporary Film and Fiction from Spain and Latin America.

 

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