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  • Ph. D. University of California, Berkeley. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 2014.
    Dissertation: “La ciudad de una y mil caras. Nociones de Tijuana y la identidad tijuanense”
    Committee: Estelle Tarica (Chair), Michael Iarocci, and Alex M. Saragoza.
  • M. A. University of California, Berkeley. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 2007.
  • B. A. Occidental College. History and Spanish, 2004.
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Study Abroad Program through the Institute of European Studies, 2002-2003.

 Previous Professional Appointments

  • Lehigh University: Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, 2014-present.
  • University of California, Berkeley: Graduate Student Instructor. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2007-2014.

Academic Grants and Awards

  • Lehigh University’s Paul J. Franz Award (2017)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award sponsored by the GIS Teaching and Resource Center at the University of California, Berkeley, 2013-2014.
  • Spanish and Portuguese Departmental Dissertation Fellowship, 2012.
  • Student Field Research Grant from the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley, 2011.
  • Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, 2011.
  • UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2004-2010.
  • Student Travel Research Grant, Spanish and Portuguese Department, UC Berkeley. Summer research in Mexico 2006, 2007.

Editorial Experience

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer. Mitologías hoy. Revista de pensamiento, crítica y estudios literarios latinoamericanos (2016-present)
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief. Lucero: Graduate Student Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley, Vol. 24, “Movimientos migrantes indocumentados de Centroamérica y México”. 2013.

Administration of Scholarly Conferences and Meetings

  • Co-organizer. "Fronteras: The Latin American Border Experience.” The Latin American Studies Program Annual Conference (March 30, 2016).
  • Co-organizer. “Mexican Day of the Dead: A Bilingual Presentation.” Cultural offered by the Latin American Studies Program in collaboration with the Spanish Club. (October 30, 2015).
  • Organizer. Modern Languages and Literatures International Scholars Lecture Series. Heriberto Yépez, “Coatlicue Finally Responded To Me. The Production, Exchange, and Purposes of ‘Agency’ between Rubén Bonifaz Nuño and Coatlicue” (October 15, 2015)
  • Co-organizer. UC Berkeley 5th Annual Graduate Colloquium. “Performing Selves: Strategies and Limits” (April 9, 2010).

Membership in Professional Organisations

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies


Lehigh University:

  • Border Crossers: The Migrant Experience in Contemporary Mexican and Central American Literature (Fall 2018, Spring 2016)
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar (Fall 2018, Fall 2015)
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Film (Spring 2018, Fall 2016)
  • The Cultural Evolution of Latin America (Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015)
  • Printed Words, Flying Bullets: Tales of Violence and Social Unrest in Contemporary Mexico (Spring 2015)
  • Contemporary Short Mexican Narrative (Fall 2014)

University of California, Berkeley:

  • Spanish 25: Reading and Analysis of Literary Texts
    (Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2009)
  • Spanish 1: First Semester Elementary Spanish.
    (Summer 2013, Fall 2007, Spring 2007)
  • Spanish 2: Second Semester Elementary Spanish.
    (Summer 2010)
  • Spanish 3: First Semester Intermediate Spanish.
    (Fall 2008)
  • Spanish 4: Second Semester Intermediate Spanish.
    (Spring 2009)
  • Spanish 15: Intensive Beginner/Intermediate Workshop
    (Team-taught, Summer 2009)
  • Spanish 21: Spanish for Bilingual Students/Heritage Speakers
    (Spring 2011)

Occidental College

  • Spanish tutor/reader. Occidental College. Spanish Department (2000-2004)