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Associate Professor, English; Affiliate Faculty: Latina/o/x & Latin American Studies; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5563
Latina/o/x Studies, Early American Literature and Culture
Courses Taught
ENGL 479 US Latina/o Literature
ENGL 471 Studies in the American Novel
ENGL 380 Multicultural Literature in America
ENGL 369 US Latina/o Literature and Culture
ENGL 365 Caribbean Literatures
ENGL 362 US Fiction: Traditions and Counter-Traditions
ENGL 361 Development of the American Novel
ENGL 349 Gloria Anzaldua: Deep Dive
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 313 American Literary Renaissance: 1830 - 1860
ENGL 301 Contemporary LGBTQ+ Literature
ENGL 219 American Literature: 1865 to Present
ENGL 218 American Literature: Beginnings to 1865
ENGL 210 WIP: Methods for English Majors
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 102 Writing II
LLAS 391 Capstone: Internship in Latina/o/x & Latin American Studies
LLAS 353 Latino Diversities
LLAS 201 WIP: Culture and History of US Latinos
WGS 360 Queer Theory
ZHON 192 Introduction to the Humanities
Research Interests
Literatures of Independence, Early Latina/o/x Literature and Culture, Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism, Translation, The Novel

Ph.D., English, University of Florida

Selected Publications

"The First of July, 1784" The Museum of Americana: A Literary Review. Special Issue: Queering Americana. Issue 28 (Fall 2022) https://themuseumofamericana.net/issue-twenty-eight/ (poem)

“Logics of Exchange and the Beginnings of US Hispanophone Literature” Nineteenth-Century American Literature in Transition Cambridge University Press, 2021.

“Interdependence and Interlingualism in Santiago Puglia’s El desengaño del hombre (1794)” Early American Literature 53:3 (October 2018) p. 745 – 772.

“On the Borders of Independence: Manuel Torres and Spanish American Independence in Filadelfia.” Latino/a Studies and Nineteenth-Century America.”  Ed. Jesse Alemán and Rodrigo Lazo. New York: NYU Press, 2016. 71-88.

“Novel Diplomacies: Henry Marie Brackenridge’s Voyage to South America (1819) and Inter-American Revolutionary Literature.” Literature in the Early American Republic 3 (April 2011) p. 145 – 171

“‘The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind’: American Universalism and Exceptionalism in the Early Nation.” American Exceptionalisms, Ed. Sylvia Söderlind and Jamey Carson. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011. p. 51 – 70.

“Roundtable: Critical Keywords in Early American Studies,” Co-edited and Introduction with Duncan Faherty. Early American Literature 46:3 (Fall 2011) pp. 601-602; pp. 603-632.

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