M.A., University of Tennessee, 2009
B.A., Armstrong State University, 2006
I work with 20th and 21st century Latin American Literature. I am interested in the representations of queer figures written before, during, and after Latin American dictatorships and the ways in which they negotiate power, space, and identity in the post dictatorship era. I also like to look at (re)presentations of queer figures in historical contexts and how they work to claim space and identity denied by hegemonic discourses/ideologies. I work primarily with queer theory, gender/sexuality studies, and feminist thought in the US and Latin America. Current authors I am using in my current projects include: Pedro Lemebel, Luis Corbacho, Jaime Bayly, Manuel Puig, the artist known as Ioshua, Rodrigo Muñoz Opazo, Pablo Simonetti, Pablo Pérez, Mhoris eMm, Osvaldo Bazán, Alejandro Modarelli, and Alberto Fuguet. I also like to work with translations of queer language from Spanish to English and how gender ambiguousness in Spanish must be identified in English
I have completed the Graduate Studies Certificate for Women's Studies as part of my research on US and Latin American feminist thought and gender/sexuality studies.
I served as Vice President to the Romance Languages GSO for the school year 2016-2017 and helped to organize the third annual Crossroads Conference for February 2017.
Courses Taught: SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 1110, SPAN 2001, ROML 2550
Publications: "(Re)escribiendo la heteronormatividad en tiempos de Pinochet: una lectura queer de Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel" Textos híbridos 5: (2016). (https://textoshibridosblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ward.pdf)