Ph.D., Spanish, UVA (projected 2020)
M.A., Hispanic Studies, Virginia Tech (2015)
B.A., Foreign Languages/Spanish, Virginia Tech
B.S., Marketing Management, Virginia Tech
- Contemporary Spanish and Central American fiction
- Post-conflict narrative
- Cultural production and consumption (especially advertising, propaganda, visual and textual representations of food)
Intermediate Spanish (2010): Fall 2016; Spring 2017
“La señora de Trabanino: intertextualidad y angustia en la posguerra” El diablo en el espejo: reflexiones críticas sobre la obra de Horacio Castellanos Moya. Eds. María del Carmen Caña Jiménez and Vinodh Venkatesh, Albatros Ediciones, 2016, pp. 63-86.
“Two-Way Mirror: The Two Voices of Exile in La Rambla paralela by Fernando Vallejo.” Cincinnati Romance Review 39 (Fall 2015): 269-284.
“The Brink of Postwar Relapse: Intertextual Anxieties in Three Novels by Horacio Castellanos Moya.” SECOLAS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. March 2017.
“Copy + Paste: On Reconstructing Narratives and Other (Post)-Digital Musings in Nocilla dream by Agustín Fernández Mallo.” MIFLC, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. October 2015.
“Consumed Culture: Hypercapitalism and Disposable Bodies in Contemporary Central American Narrative.” LASA, New York City. May 2016.
“Jesus in a Rented Car: Consumerism and Biblical Narrative in El leproso by Méndez Vides.” SECOLAS, Cartagena, Colombia. March 2016.
“Ladrillos y Ladrones: Economic Violence in Las murallas and El leproso by Méndez Vides.” MIFLC, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. October 2015.
“Commod[e]fication: Bathrooms and Neoliberal Space in Ana Clavel’s El cuerpo naúfrago.” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. April 2015.
Grants & Awards
Harrison Family Foundation Jefferson Fellow, University of Virginia. August 2015-May 2020.
Del Greco Library Travel Fellowship, University of Virginia, Summer 2016