I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the World Languages Department at Framingham State University in Framingham, MA. I completed my PhD at Harvard in 2014, specializing in Modern Spanish culture. My research interests revolve around the imbrications of the visual and the verbal. My dissertation explored the idea of the frame as a sign of the limits of human perception, cognition, and representation in Spanish prose literature and painting at the turn of the nineteenth century (approximately 1880-1920). I am currently working on transforming this study into a book-length manuscript in addition to some other projects on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature and art.
As a graduate student at Harvard, I taught Spanish language at all levels, from introductory to advanced courses that incorporated literary and cultural analysis. I also designed and led an individual Junior Tutorial on exile in Spanish literature, art, and film after the Spanish Civil War. I served as Tutor (i.e. graduate student advisor) to the same student as she wrote an outstanding honors thesis. I love working with students and have been fortunate to work with some extraordinarily bright, creative, and insightful undergrads.
In addition to my research and teaching at Harvard, I’ve also tutored middle school, high school, and college students in and around the Boston metro area in Spanish, French, and Art History. I also spent five years (2009-2014) working for Harvard College Library’s Research Services, where I helped patrons use the library’s resources and find materials for their teaching and research.
I have lived and studied in various countries in Latin America and Europe. In college, I studied for a semester each in Madrid, Spain and Aix-en-Provence, France. I also won a fellowship to conduct summer research in France and Spain on the art of four Spanish artists exiled after the Spanish Civil War. After college, I received a scholarship to study for a month in Sucre, Bolivia at the Academia Latinoamericana de Español. While in South America, I also took the opportunity to travel through Peru, Chile, and Argentina. I spent the 2008-2009 Academic Year at the prestigious Colegio de México in Mexico City as part of my doctoral program. I also spent the summer of 2008 studying Portuguese in Brazil and the summer of 2009 perfecting my Catalán in Barcelona.
To learn more about my experience, please take a look at my CV. To see my current and past research, please click on my “Research & Publications” Tab. To find out more about what I’m currently researching and the courses I’m teaching, please visit my blog.