Adjunct Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A., University of Minnesota, 2006; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2009; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2014.

I received my Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literature with an emphasis in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from Vanderbilt University in August 2014.  My research focuses on twentieth century Latin American literature, testimonio, memory studies, gender studies, and film with a regional emphasis on the Southern Cone. In particular, I am interested in the significance of testifying from the perspective of gender studies. Currently, in my work I analyze how representations of traumatic memories change over time, and are affected by the gender of the witness. Drawing from the influential work on Holocaust studies, Southern Cone memory studies, and gender theory, I analyze testimonial productions in the form of books, films, and personal interviews produced in the Southern Cone, from the 1990s until the first decade of the 2000s.

At F&M, I teach all levels of Spanish language and culture courses. I also teach survey courses on Contemporary Latin American culture, literature and film.