Originally from Miami, Florida and raised in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, I studied at the University of Florida where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish literature and a minor in Education.
In 2009, I graduated with a Masters degree in Spanish literature from the University of Florida where I taught Beginning Spanish courses and coordinated the annual Spanish Graduate colloquium.
In 2008, I won the FLAS award by the US Department of Education to study Catalán at the University of Barcelona.
From 2009-2013 I served as Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where I taught Beginning Spanish and Intermediate Spanish.
Currently I am ABD in the PhD program in the Department of Hispanic Studies
Theoretical framework: Feminism, Gender Theory, Postcolonialism, Reader response theory, Urbanism, Spatiality, Queer Theory
Languages: English, Spanish, Catalán
University of Florida Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (2007) Masters of Arts in Spanish (2009)
Universitat de Vic (2008)- Semester Abroad
Universitat de Barcelona (2008) Certificate in Catalan nivell B
- 20th Century Latin American Literature
- Contemporary Caribbean Literature and Cultures
- Women's Literature and Gender Studies
- 20th Century Catalan Literature. Woman and Gender Studies
- Postcolonialism and Globalization
- Urban Studies
- Spanish Caribbean
- Film Studies
- Latin American Cinema
- Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
- Social Theory
- Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Sigma Delta Pi
- Latin American Cities Working Group
- Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCF)