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Visiting Assistant Professor. World Languages Department, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA. August 2014-present.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures, May 2014
Secondary field: History of Art and Architecture
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
M.A., Spanish Literature, June 2008
Richmond, The American International University in London, London, UK
M.A., Art History, November 2007
Scripps College, Claremont, CA
B.A., summa cum laude, Majors: Hispanic Studies, French Studies. Minor: Art History. Phi Beta Kappa, May 2005
Modern Catalan culture Science and medicine in literature Print and visual culture
Transatlantic studies Realism and modernism in Spain Gender studies
“Royal Deaths and National Rebirth: Eduardo Rosales’s Isabel la Católica in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Spanish Nationalism.” Decimonónica 14.2 (2017). (Forthcoming.)
“Catalonia is Different: Santiago Rusiñol’s Granada in Painting and Prose.” (Revise & resubmit.)
“Blindness, Deafness, Madness, and Melancholy: Alternative Modes of Seeing in the Self-Portraits of Francisco Goya.” (In preparation.)
“The Revindication of the Inefficient and Useless in Tiempo de Silencio.” (In preparation.)
“Framing Women: Frame, Perspective, and Interpretation in Fortunata y Jacinta, Grand Bal, and Madeleine.” Hispanic Review 83.2 (2015): 165-186.
“Bilingualism, Desdoblamiento, andDissociative Identity in Juan Marsé’s El amante bilingüe.” Proceedings of the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference 1.1 (2012): 3-14.
“Entre la verdad y la realidad: Lo ‘real-maravilloso’ de la masacre bananera en Cien Años de Soledad.” Divergencias 7.2 (2009): 34-42.
Framingham State University CELTSS Research Grant, 2017, 2015
Harvard University GSAS Graduate Society Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2013-14
Real Colegio Complutense Research Grant, 2009, 2011
Nancy Clark Smith Grant, 2010
Jens Aubrey Westengard Scholarship, 2009-10
Harvard University GSAS Graduate Society Summer Predissertation Fellowship, 2009
FLAS Award for Summer Language Study, 2008
“Royal Deaths and National Rebirth: Images of Death in Nineteenth-Century Spanish History Painting.” 131st Annual MLA Convention, January 7-10, 2016.
“The Original, the Copy, and the Counterfeit: Sexual and Mechanical Reproduction in Fortunata y Jacinta.” 128th Annual MLA Convention. January 3-6, 2013.
“‘Galdosian’ Realism in Argentina: A possible intertext between Doña Perfecta and Manuel Gálvez’s Perdido en su noche.” 127th Annual MLA Convention. January 5-8, 2012.
“The Revindication of the Inefficient and Useless in Tiempo de Silencio.” Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature, CUNY. February 24-25, 2011.
“Bilingualism, Desdoblamiento, andDissociative Identity in Juan Marsé’s El amante bilingüe.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference, UCLA. April 29-30, 2010.
“Art Theory from the Margins.” 18th Annual Graduate Conference in Romance Studies, Boston College. March 19-20, 2010.
“Desde el margen: The Peripheral and Privileged in Santiago Rusiñol’s Travel Writing.”3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago. October 16-17, 2009.
“The Enlightened Body: Corporeal (In)Visibility in Goya’s Caprichos.”Interdisciplinary Young Researchers’ Conference on Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, Université de Montréal. March 6-8, 2009.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Framingham State University.
Elementary Spanish II, Summer 2017, Fall 2015.
Elementary Portuguese I. Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
Major Hispanic Writers I, Spring 2017. 16 students.
Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
Elementary Spanish I, Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014.
Cultural Expressions in Twentieth-Century Spain Through Art, Film, and Architecture (Graduate Course), Spring 2016.
Seminar in Spanish: Intro to Translation and Interpretation, Spring 2016.
Elementary French I, Fall 2015.
Critical Writing for Spanish Literature (Graduate Course), Summer 2015.
Contemporary Spanish Narrative (Graduate Course), Spring 2015.
Cinema in Post-Franco Spain, Fall 2014.
Lecturer, Simmons College.
Tutor, Harvard University. Designed and sole-taught:
Senior Honors Tutorial in Romance Studies, Academic Year 2013-14. 1 student.
Junior Tutorial in Romance Studies, Spring 2013. 1 student.
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University.
Spanish Writing and Performance, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. 2 sections/semester. 9-13 students/section.
Intermediate Spanish, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. 2 sections/semester. 14-18 students/section.
Beginning Spanish II, Spring 2011. 1 section. 15 students.
Beginning Spanish I, Fall 2010. 1 section. 14 students.
Language Tutor, Signet Education, Cambridge, MA. July 2010-May 2015.
Spanish Tutor, Romance Languages & Literatures Tutoring Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Spring 2010; Fall 2011-Fall 2012.
Research Assistant, Professor Susan R. Suleiman, Harvard University. September 2009-May 2014.
Research Assistant, Professor Cintia Santana, Claremont McKenna College. November 2005-
Faculty Member of World Languages Department, Framingham State University.
Faculty Liaison to Spanish Club, World Languages Department, Framingham State University.
Symposium co-organizer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
Department Liaison to Graduate Student Council, Harvard University, Fall 2010-Spring 2012.
Modern Language Association
Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas
Northeast Modern Language Association
English: native fluency
Spanish, French: near-native fluency
Portuguese, Catalan: high proficiency
Italian: reading knowledge