Associate Professor of Spanish
Department Chair of Modern and Classical Languages
Degrees and Certifications
- PhD in Spanish Literature – University of Virginia – 2010
- MA in Spanish Linguistics – University of Georgia – 2004
- J.D. cum laude –University of Puerto Rico Law School – 2001
- Licenciatura en derecho – University of Barcelona – 2001
- J.D./MA Candidate, Joint Degree program in Law and International Affairs – American University (transferred after one year) – August 1997 – May 1998
Experience and Background
- July 2015 – Present – Lynchburg College, Associate Professor of Spanish
- July 2009 – June 2015 – Lynchburg College, Assistant Professor of Spanish
- August 2008 – May 2009 – University of Richmond, Visiting Instructor of Spanish
- August 2004 – May 2008 – University of Virginia, Graduate Teaching Assistant
- August 2002 – July 2004 – University of Georgia, Graduate Teaching Assistant
- August 2003 – July 2004 – Gainesville College, Adjunct Professor of Spanish
20th Century Latin-American Literature
- Contemporary Argentine narrative
- Contemporary Cuban narrative
- Madness and irrationality
- Postmodern detective fiction
- Dictatorial and Post-dictatorial narrative in Argentina, Cuba, and Spain
- History of the language
- Ser and estar in Spanish and Catalan
- “Ricardo Piglia’s Schizophrenic Machine: The Madness of Resistance in La ciudad ausente.” Hispanet Journal 6 (2013) (Forthcoming).
- “El efecto del pronombre locativo hi/ý en la evolución de los usos locativos de ser y estar en castellano y catalán.” Estudis Romànics 35, (2013) (Forthcoming).
- “Pulling at the Stake of Oppression: Lluís Llach’s Catalan Nationalism from Dictatorship to Democracy.” The Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism. Eds. Lindsay Eades and Eunice Rojas. New York: Praeger Press, 2012. (Forthcoming)
- “Madness as Redemption in Ulysses’ “Circe” Episode” Papers on Joyce 16 (2010).
- Translation of “Mujeres en sociedad en el setecientos español.” by Maria Victoria López-Cordón Cortezo in Eve’s Enlightenment: Women’s Experience in Spain and Spanish America, 1726-1839Ed. Catherine Jaffe and Elizabeth Franklin Lewis. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.
- “Detecting Space Outside the Asylum: A Rhythmanalysis of Barcelona in Eduardo Mendoza’s Ceferino Trilogy.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. Winston-Salem, VA. October 18-20, 2012.
- “Visiones y re-visiones del tiempo imaginario: Intentando “Volver” a “El milagro secreto” at the Carolina Conference of Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC. March 23-25, 2012.
- “The Mad Detective in Post-Dictatorial Spain and Argentina.” at South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA. November 4-6, 2011.
- “Insane Inception: Saer’s Las nubes as a Foundational Text for Argentina.” Carolina Conference of Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC. March 24-26, 2011.
- “Tumor or Tuber: Lezama’s Fibroma as Deleuzian Rhizome.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. Roanoke, VA. October 7-9, 2010. Presented as part of one of several panels honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban novelist and poet, José Lezama Lima.
- “Bordering on Madness: Luisa Valenzuela’s Characters Return to Argentina.” Carolina Conference of Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC. March 25-27, 2010.
- “Writing about Riding: From Pedro de Aguilar to Don Quixote.” Lynchburg College Medieval and Renaissance Evening. Lynchburg, VA. March 24, 2010 and March 17, 2011.
- “Ricardo Piglia’s Schizophrenic Machine.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Greenville, SC, October 8-10, 2009.
- “Cuerpos de modelo en Modelos de mujer de Almudena Grandes.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 20-22, 2006.
- “Ser/Ésser y estar en la época medieval: un estudio comparativo del castellano y el catalán.” Internacional Congreso on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 5-8, 2005.
- “Ser/Ésser y estar: Análisis comparativo-diacrónico de su uso en castellano y en catalán.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 21-22, 2005.
- “Verdad, mentira y locura en ‘Delirio’ de Laura Restrepo.” International Conference on Truth and Mendacity, Atlanta, GA, October 22, 2004.
Information on Classes Taught
- Hispanic Prose
- Advanced Language Practice
- Spanish for International Relations and Criminology
- Intensive Intermediate Spanish
- Literary Analysis
- Advanced Grammar and Composition
- Spanish for the Legal Profession
- Grammar Review
- Intermediate Spanish 1 & 2
- Intermediate Spanish II
- Elementary Spanish I
- Accelerated Elementary Spanish
Awards and Grants
- Dissertation Acceleration Award – University of Virginia
- Departmental Dissertation Fellowship – University of Virginia
- Outstanding teaching assistant award – University of Georgia
- Highest grade in law school class: Legal Methods, Property II, – American University
- English – Native language
- Spanish – Native language
- Catalan – Proficiency
- Italian – Reading proficiency
- French – Reading proficiency
- Modern Language Association
- State Bar of Georgia, 2002 to present