CV

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish (Graduate Faculty), Department of Languages & Literatures, Idaho State University (August 2012-present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley (Summer 2015)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish (Graduate Faculty), Department of Modern Languages, Kansas State University (August 2011-August 2012)
  • Lecturer and Assistant Director of Spanish Language Instruction, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley  (July 2010-present)

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages & Literatures, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2010
    Major Field of Study: Modern Peninsular Spanish Literature (1780-present)
  • M.A. (with Distinction) in Foreign Languages & Literatures, University of Delaware, 2001
    Major Field of Study: Peninsular Spanish Literature
  • B.A. with High Honors in Comparative Literature, Oberlin College, 1997

 

Dissertation

  • Title: “Science and Literary Culture during Spain’s Edad de Plata (1923 – 1936)” Committee: Milton Azevedo (co-director), Dru Dougherty (co-director), Winfried Kudszus
  • Examination Fields: Modern Peninsular and Latin American Literature, Modern German Literature, Translation Theory.

 

Major Areas of Research Interest

  • Modern and Contemporary Peninsular Spanish Literature (1780-present)
  • Ecocritical Theory
  • Literature & Science
  • Translation Theory & Practice
  • Technology and Pedagogical Practice

 

Publications

  • Book Review, “Sara J. Brenneis. Genre Fusion: A New Approach to History, Fiction, and Memory in Contemporary Spain. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue UP, 2014. viii + 241 pp.,” Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature: Vol. 39: Iss. 2, Article 18. (2015)
  • “Dystopia 101: The Millennials React to Metropolis.” Editor: Annette Magid. Apocalyptic Projections: A Study of Past Predictions, Current Trends and Future Intimations. Cambridge upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015.
  • Book Review, “Dirk van Hulle. Modern Manuscripts: The Extended Mind and Creative Undoing from Darwin to Beckett and Beyond.” Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature. Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature. 38.2 (2014)
  • “Queer Geographies: Federico García Lorca’s ‘Oda a Walt Whitman’ in English Translation.” Laura Callahan, ed. Spanish and Portuguese Across Time, Place, and Borders. Essays in Honor of Milton M. Azevedo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • Translator and Editor, Great Spanish and Latin American Stories of the 20th Century: Grandes cuentos españoles y latinoamericanos: A Dover Dual-Language Series Title. New York: Dover Publications, 2013.
  • “National Narrative as Wilderness: An Ecocritical Interpretation of Civilización y barbarie in Modern Argentine Literature” Nanette Norris, ed. Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
  • “The Orbitals of Ontology: A Chemical Approach to Jorge Guillén’s Cántico,” in Céfiro: Enlace Hispano Cultural y Literario, Texas Tech University (Volume 9.1/9.2, Fall 2009)
  • Editorial, co-written with Alani Hicks-Bartlett: Lucero 18/19: Iberia in Transit, A Publication of the Graduate Students of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California Berkeley, 2007-2008.

 

Conference Papers

  • “At Cross-Purposes: How the Gaceta Literaria Both Defined and Dismantled the Spanish Vanguardia.” Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Santa Fe, NM (October 2015)
  • “The Spanish Civil War: Rhetoric, History, Memory.” The Humanities Café, Idaho State University (March 2015).
  • “Metropolitan Exile: The Poetry of Enrique Lihn and Federico García Lorca” Convention of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Riverside, CA (October-November 2014).
  • Panel Chair: Technology and Distance Education. Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Boise, ID (October 2014)
  • “La voz de la madre: Arte, silencio, y poder femenino en ‘Chinina Migone’ de Rosa Chacel (1928)” Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. (October 2014).
  • “Pin This Class: Social Pinning as Critical Practice in the Classroom Community” Convention of the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Consortium. Anchorage, AK (May-June 2014).
  • “Elusive Reality: Visibility, Fragmentation, and Metaphor in Scientific and Avant-Garde Narrative in 20th Century Spain” Colloquium on Narrative. Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID (February 2014)
  • Participant and Panelist. “Technology and Pedagogy: Sufficient and/or Necessary?” THATCamp Boise (The Humanities and Technology Camp). Boise State University, Boise, ID (November 2013)
  • Panel Chair: “War in Literature and Film: The Spanish Civil War – Inside and Out”. Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Vancouver, WA (October 2013).
  • Panel Chair (substituting Cathleen Tarp): “Translation Theory and Practice”. Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Vancouver, WA (October 2013).
  • “From ‘Micro’ to ‘Macro’: Pedagogical Implications and Implementations of minificción” Moderator: Margaret Stefanski. Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Boston, MA (March 2013).
  • Participant, Seminar: “Ecopoetics and Affect”. Title “The Ecology of Empire: Melancholia in Post-Imperial Spain” Moderator: Charles Altieri. Conference on Ecopoetics, Berkeley, CA (February 2013).
  • “Propaganda of the Spanish Civil War” Humanities Café, Idaho State University (January 2013)
  • “García Lorca, Hart Crane, and the Brooklyn Bridge: Constructing a Different Organism.” Modernist Studies Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV (October 2012).
  • “Animal Sacrifice and Ecological Catastrophe in Lorca’s Poeta en Nueva York,” Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Rochester, NY (March 2012).
  • Bilingual Readings: Translation of “La ilusión” (“The Thrill”), a short story by Enrique Jaramillo Levi.  Convention of the American Literary Translators Association, Kansas City, MO (November 2011).
  • “Pantomime Drama and the Teaching of Reciprocal Verbs,” The Conference of the Foreign Language Association of Northern California, Berkeley, CA (November 2010).
  • “Interlanguage and the Creation of Foreignness in La tesis de Nancy by Ramon J. Sender,” XXVII Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages & Literatures, Baton Rouge, LA (February 2010).
  • “Pure Poetry and the Chemical Subject,” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, 2008 Conference: “Reiteration”, Charlotte, NC (November 2008).
  • “Las revistas literarias como objeto de estudio” (with Francine Masiello) Fall Faculty Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley (2008).
  • “Ciencia y vanguardia: The Presence of Science in Literary Magazines during Spain’s ‘Edad de Plata’ (1923-1936)” Fall Faculty Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley (October 2007).
  • “(Un)Translatability and Paul Celan’s ‘Todesfuge’: Examining ‘The Task of the Translator’ in post-Holocaust Poetry.” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA (December 2006).
  • “The Melancholy Aesthetic in Blanca Riestra’s Canción de las cerezas.” Graduate Student Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley (December 2006).
  • “Don Quijote in the 21st Century: A Look at Two Recent English Translations.” Hawai’i International Conference of the Arts & Humanities (January 2005).

 

Grants & Fellowships

  • American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship Program, 2015. Title: “On Spanish Soil: The Post-Imperial Landscapes of 1898” (Proposed September 2014, Denied)
  • Idaho Humanities Council, Research Fellowship, 2015 (Proposed September 2014, Denied)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, 2015. Title: “A Poet of Place: Lorca’s Cultural Ecology in Exile” (Proposed April 2014, Denied)
  • eISU Travel Grant to attend HETL Conference in Anchorage, AK. (Received, Spring 2014)
  • Research Development Grant, Course Release, College of Arts & Letters, Idaho State University. (Received Spring 2014)
  • Faculty Development Award, Idaho State University, 2012-2013
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley, 2008 – 2009
  • Graduate Division Summer Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • Departmental Summer Research Award, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
  • University Normative Time Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2005-2006
  • Academic Progress Award, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2005
  • Departmental Summer Research Award, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • Summer Study in Foreign Language Pedagogy at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, Tuition Scholarship, The Spanish Embassy, 2000
  • Tuition Scholarship, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, University of Delaware, 1999 – 2001

 

Teaching Experience: Syllabi available upon request

  • University of California, Berkeley (Visiting Assistant Professor, Summer 2015)
    • Spanish 135: Federico García Lorca and His Generation: Literature, Culture, Context
  • Idaho State University (2012 – present)
    • Comparative Literature 4488/5588, History 4404/5504: The Spanish Civil War (Spring 2015)
    • Comparative Literature 4415/English 4455/English 5555: Transnational Modernism (Spring 2013)
    • Comparative Literature 3360: Critical Theory (Spring 2013 and 2014, web course)
    • Spanish 4499: Intensive Spanish Conversation II – (Spring 2015)
    • Spanish 4495: Spanish for Health Professions – Spanish for Trauma (Spring 2014)
    • Spanish 4495: Spanish for Health Professions – Spanish for Mental Health (Spring 2015)
    • Spanish 4480: Independent Study: Comprehensive Grammar Review, Literature & Culture of El Salvador (Fall 2015)
    • Spanish 4460: Medical Interpretation and Translation II (Fall 2015
    • Spanish 4400: Advanced Grammar (Spring 2015)
    • Spanish 3375: Special Topics – The Spanish and Latin American Short Story (Summer 2014, web course)
    • Spanish 3375: Special Topics – Contemporary Literature and Film of Spain (Spring 2013)
    • Spanish 3375: Special Topics – The Modern Short Story (Fall 2012)
    • Spanish 3341: Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization (Summer 2013, Web course; Fall 2014 real-time section and web course offered, web course Fall 2015)
    • Spanish 3301: Composition and Conversation (Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
    • Spanish 3300: Intensive Conversation (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
    • Spanish 2201: Intermediate Spanish I (Fall 2013, Fall 2014)
  • Kansas State University (2011-2012)
    • Spanish 772: Spain Today: Graduate-Level Seminar (Spring 2012)
    • Spanish 565Z: Spanish Civilization (Taught at the University of Córdoba, Spain, Summer 2012): Upper-Division Course
    • Spanish 565: Spanish Civilization: Upper-Division Course (Fall 2011)
    • Spanish 520: Hispanic Readings: Upper-Division Course (Spring 2012, two sections)
    • Spanish 420: Advanced Conversation: Upper-Division Course (Fall 2011)
    • Spanish 410: Advanced Composition: Upper-Division Course (Fall 2011, two sections)
  • University of California, Berkeley: Lecturer in Spanish Language and Literature (2010-2011)
    • Spanish 135.6: “País y Paisaje”: Ecocritical Approaches to Modern Spanish and Spanish-American Literature.  (Spring 2011) Upper-Division Seminar
    • Spanish 135W: Early 20th Century Spanish Prose  (Fall 2010) Upper-Division, Writing-Intensive Seminar for Majors
    • Spanish 135.2: Federico García Lorca: Translation & Interpretation (Summer 2010) Upper-Division Seminar
    • Spanish 12: Lower-Division Course, High Beginner (Fall 2010): Lower-Division Course – An accelerated course for students with previous experience in Spanish. Equivalent of 2 semesters of beginning Spanish.

 

Academic Service

  • Certified Peer Reviewer for Quality Matters (an online teaching consortium)
  • University Library Committee Chair, (2014-2015)
  • University Library Committee, Idaho State University (2013-2015)
  • Faculty Senate, Idaho State University (2013-2015)
  • Supervisor for Departmental Website, Department of Languages & Literatures, Idaho State University (2013)
  • Director and Coordinator, Summer Session at the University of Córdoba, Spain with Kansas State University (Summer 2012).
  • Assistant Director of Spanish Language Instruction, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley (July 2010 – July 2011)

 

Experience Abroad

  • Directed a 5-week study abroad program at Kansas State University in Córdoba, Spain in summer 2012.
  • Independent Study in Madrid, Spain at the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset and the Biblioteca Nacional.  Research Objective: Ortega y Gasset and Science; La Gaceta Literaria and Science.  October – November 2007.
  • Goethe-Institut, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.  Course Taken: Classic Intensiv-8, Level: Grundstufe 2 (Advanced Beginner), June – August 2003
  • Taught English for students of Psychology, Civil Engineering at the University of Granada, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.  September 2000 – January 2001.
  • Course in Foreign Language Pedagogy, on a scholarship from the Spanish Embassy, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.  June – July 2000
  • Semester of Undergraduate Study at the University of Córdoba, Spain.  Semester GPA: 4.00. Fall 1996
  • Summer Language Study, University of Alicante, Spain.  Program directed by the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Summer 1994.

 

Editorial Experience

  • Participating Editor, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature. Kansas State University, 2012.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Lucero: Literary Review of the Graduate Students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley, vol. 18/19 “Iberia in Transit” 2007 – 2009.
  • Web Designer, Department of Spanish & Portuguese: http://spanish-portuguese.berkeley.edu
  • Webmaster, Department of Spanish & Portuguese:  April 2007 – July 2011.
  • St. Martin’s Press, New York City, NY: International Sales Assistant, 1998
  • Miller Freeman Inc., San Francisco, CA: Production Intern, 1997 (Produced The All Music Guide to Rock, 2nd Edition, published 1997)

 

Other Publications & Collaborations

  • Freelance Editor, update of Panoramas culturales, a companion website for students of Spanish, John Wiley & Sons. (2008)
  • Translator, Step into German, Goethe-Institut San Francisco (2006-2008)
  • Translator, the  Peninsula Library System website (since redesigned), San Mateo County, CA (2001)

 

Other Experience

  • San Mateo County General Hospital, San Mateo, CA: December 2001 – September 2002. Emergency Room Medical Interprerter (Spanish – English)

 

Language Competency

  • English (Proficiency: Native)
  • Spanish (Proficiency: Near-native, all skills)
  • German(Proficiency: Intermediate-Low,  all skills)
  • French (Proficiency: Intermediate, Reading; Novice-High, Oral)

 

Technological Proficiencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, and K-State Online Learning Management System (KSOL: Since replaced by Canvas)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Prezi, Evernote, Dropbox, and other cloud-based applications
  • Comprehensive knowledge of WordPress
  • Familiar with HTML, CSS, basic JavaScript