Specializations: 20th Century Peninsular Literature, Latin American Literature (1950 – Present)
Minor: Luso-Brazilian Literature.
Current Research: Latina Literature.
Spanish and LA Literature
Faculty Sponsor of Spanish Club
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
(Selected Paper Presentations)
National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (February 13-14, 2019 Dallas, Texas) “Latina Author Addresses ‘Policies That Separate Families’ in Across a Hundred Mountains (Novelist Reyna Grande)”
National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (February 16, 2018, Dallas, Texas) “The Chicana Author’s Denunciation of Social Injustice in Ana Castillo’s The Guardians
National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (February 17, 2017, Dallas, Texas) “Silencing the Creative Woman in Carmen Laforet’s Nada”
National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (February 8, 2016, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) “Latina Focus on Eco-feminism in Sandra Rodriguez Barron’s The Heiress of Water”
31st Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women (April 16-18, 2015, Texas Tech University Campus). “Feminist Rhetoric Unleashed on Contemporary Border Issues: A Reading of Ana Castillo’s The Guardians”
2014 Eastern Division Society for Women in Philosophy Annual Conference (Little Rock, Arkansas, April 11). “‘Ladies, why do we lose hope?’: An analysis of The Heiress of Water through Latina Feminist Criticism”
Western Social Science Association – 55th Annual Conference. (Denver, Colorado, April 10-13, 2013). “Woman’s Unlikely Surrender: A Feminist Reading of Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban”
Céfiro Enlace Hispano Cultural y Literario – 13th Annual Conference: Pop Culture Manifestations in a Post-Modern World. (Texas Tech University, April 12-15, 2012). “Unlikely Renunciations: Carmen Laforet’s Representation of the Artistic Woman’s Frustration in the Context of the Spanish Post War”