Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

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

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

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

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2018 – present    Professor of Spanish. Lawrence University 

2016 – present    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