Assistant Professor of Spanish
Mt. Mary University
Professor of US [email protected] and Latin American narrative and audiovisual culture (music, film, performance art, and painting) in the Department of World Langauges
Spanish Major and Anthropology Minor
My research looked at the portrayal of Colombian street children in literature, film, and print media. My studies were of Colombian and Latin American literature and film.
Master of Arts in Spanish
Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Dissertation title, "Reconstructing the US Latino/a Image in Literature and Performance Art" directed by Román de la Campa
2013 “No todas las carcajadas son iguales: un análisis del humor en Un cubiche en la luna de Iván Acosta.” Voces del Caribe: Revista de Estudios Caribeños, 5.1. (2013): 275-307.
2004 “Los tzántzicos ecuatorianos apuntalan su poesía.” HiperFeira: Arts and Literature Journal, 7. Last accessed on 1 August 2014. No pagination, nine pages single-space typescript.
B. Book Chapters:
2013 “The Staging of Religion and Popular Culture in Dolores Prida’s Botánica.” Critical Essays of Afro-Cuban Theater in Exile. Ed. Armando González-Pérez. Ediciones La gota de agua, 2013. 189-214. Translation of previously published chapter in Spanish.
2012 “La puesta en escena de la religión y la cultura popular en Botánica por Dolores Prida.” Ensayos críticos del teatro afrocubano en el exilio. Ed. Armando González-Pérez. Ediciones La gota de agua, 2012. 191-217.
2009 “La experiencia cuasi mística de un cubano en Rusia: apuntes sobre la Livadia de José Manuel Prieto.” El español, baluarte del humanismo: literatura, lengua y cultura. Ed. Jorge H. Valdivieso and L. Teresa Valdivieso. Turlock, California: Editorial Orbis Press, 2009. 295-302.
C. Articles under review:
“Sounds like El Vez: Mimesis and the Mexican Elvis.” Submitted to The Journal of American Culture. 12 pages single-spaced typescript (Submitted May 2014; decision expected October 2014).
D. Book Review:
2012 Review of A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on Like Water for Chocolate. Hispania: a journal devoted to the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. 359-361.
E. Published Classroom Assignments:
2008 “Who Counts? Math Across the Curriculum for Global Mission.” Co-created with John Moyer. Pathways to a Life That Counts: A Mission Guidebook for the Marquette University Class of 2012. Edited by Christine L. Krueger and Susan P. Kuehl with Susan Mountain and Philip Rossi, S.J.. Pearson Custom Publishing, 2008. 88-89.
F. Research in progress:
“[email protected] with [email protected]: Reflections on [email protected] Students Participating in Service Learning in Milwaukee’s [email protected] Communities” (Will be submitted for the Reflexiones pedagógicas Section of the Latino Studies journal).
“The Challenges of Reading Enrique Chagoya's Visual Art as Cultural Narrative.” (Will be submitted to Image & Narrative December 2014).
“Popular Culture and Narratives of Conflict: An Interview with Enrique Chagoya.”
“The Ethical Treatment of the US Latino/a Imaginary Through the Visual Narration of Abraham Rodriguez, Jr..”
“El ojo de Sauron: Junot Díaz and a Ghetto Nerd’s Telling of Postcolonial Histories from the Dominican Republic and Its Diaspora.”
2014 Moderator and Participant: “Open Mic Poetry Readings.” Fourth International Conference on Caribbean Studies, Marquette University, November 6-8, 2014.
2014 Panel Moderator: “Contemporary Caribbean Poetry.” Fourth International Conference on Caribbean Studies, Marquette University, November 6-8, 2014.
2014 Paper Read: “We’ve seen it: Analyzing the Visual Art of Remembrance in and in Solidarity with El Salvador.” The Legacy of Conflict through an Interdisciplinary Lens. Marquette University, October 24, 2014.
2014 Paper Read: “Exploring the Role of [email protected] Artifice in Contemporary Imaginings of US [email protected] Identity.” Imagining Latina/o Studies Past, Present, & Future: An International Latina/o Studies Conference. Chicago, IL July 17-19, 2014.
2013 Paper Read: “El artificio de la transculturación en el arte visual de Enrique Chagoya.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI November 7-10, 2013.
2013 Paper Read: " Resistencia e identidades múltiples en el Codex Espangliensis de Enrique Chagoya, Guillermo Gómez-Peña y Felicia Rice." North Central Council of Latin Americanists Annual Conference. Steven’s Point, WI September 27-28, 2013
2013 Paper Read: “The Interdisciplinary Possibilities of Interpreting Enrique Chagoya’s Visual Art.” Conversations Across the Humanities Conference at Marquette University, April 19, 2013.
2013 Paper Read: “Visual Narratives of the Caribbean and its Diaspora.” Third International Conference on Caribbean Studies, Marquette University, April 11-13, 2013.
2012 Paper Read: “Prevenidos, Cámara ¡Acción!: una exploración de las contribuciones del cine a la literatura latinounidense.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012.
2012 Paper Read: “The Challenges of Reading Enrique Chagoya's Visual Art as Cultural Narrative.” International Society of the Study of Narrative, Las Vegas, NV, March 15-17, 2012.
2012 Paper Read: “No todas las carcajadas son iguales: un análisis del humor en el teatro de Iván Acosta.” Congreso de Dramaturgia y Artes Escénicas. Miami, FL, January 12-14, 2012.
2011 Paper Read: “La intertextualidad leída por la frontera: los latinounidenses nos (re)articulan su identidad.” 39th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, University of Louisville, February 26, 2011.
2010 Paper Read: “El Caribe visto desde la diáspora: cine y literatura en perspectiva.” Second International Conference on Caribbean Studies, Marquette University, October 7-9, 2010.
2010 Paper Read: “Storytelling from the Dominican Diaspora: An Analysis of Junot Díaz’s narrators in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3, 2010.
2009 Panelist: “Growing Up Spanglish.” Invited speaker at “Latino Solidarity Day III, Nuestra Generación: A Contemporary Reflection on Latino Art, Culture and Politics.” Marquette University, September 29, 2009.
2009 Panelist: “Service Learning Beginner’s Workshop.” Marquette University, February 4, 2009.
2009 Panelist: “Who Counts? Math across the Curriculum for Global Mission.” Marquette University, January 9, 2009.
2008 Participant: The Sixth Annual Invitational Art and Social Change Forum at the Haggerty Museum [held in conjunction with the Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos, Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown: The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration exhibition], April 2008.
2008 Panelist: “Who Counts? Math across the Curriculum for Global Mission.” Marquette University, February 27th and 28th, 2008.
2008 Paper Read: “Do You Get It?: Beyond Intertextuality in US Latino/a Narrative.” Nuestra América in the U.S? Latino/a Studies Conference. Kansas University, February 2008.
2007 Panelist: “Who Counts? Math across the Curriculum for Global Mission.” Marquette University, October 12th and 26th, 2007.
2007 Paper Read: “La revisión de los ecos e las imágenes precolombinos en el arte latinounidense.” 89th Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. San Diego California, August, 2007.
2007 Participant: The American Association of Colleges and Universities Shared Futures Summer Conference, Sonoma State University, July, 2007.
2006 Panelist: Conversations on Faculty and Community Engagement, Office of Service Learning, Marquette University, November, 2006.
2006 Paper Read: “From Passion to Objectivity: Notes on Community Based Research and Engagement.” Marquette University, November, 2006.
2006 Participant: “From Passion to Objectivity: International and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Service Learning Research.” Portland, OR, October, 2006.
2006 Paper Read: “Imagen y comida: las complejidades gastronómicas en Guillermo Gómez-Peña.” 88th Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Salamanca, Spain, July, 2006.
2006 Paper Read: “Un cubano en Rusia: notas sobre la Livadia de José Manuel Prieto.” Fourth Meeting of the Hispanic Association of the Humanities. Madrid, Spain, July, 2006.
2006 Participant: Indigenous Peoples and Movements in Latin America Workshop University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, August, 2006.
2006 Paper Read: “Visual Culture and the Constructions of US Latino/a Identity.” Fourth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S). George Mason University, April, 2006.
2005 Paper Read: “Eat Me: Latinos/as and Cultural Cannibalism.” Presented for the permanent panel: Art What Thou Eat? Food in Literature and Culture. Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI, November, 2005.
2003 Paper Read: “Visual Narration in Abraham Rodriguez’s The Buddha Book.” Textual Visions: Visual Texts Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
2003 Paper Read: "How Tasty Was My Little Tele-mundo?: A Case for Cultural Cannibalism in Contemporary US Latino Art". Presented at the Third Interdepartmental Literature Colloquium. SUNY at Stony Brook.
2002 Paper Read: "Alma Guillermoprieto's Cultural Translation in 'The Heart That Bleeds': New Readings, New Stories of Latin American Modernities." Geografías de Carlos Fuentes: Congreso Internacional Para Conmemorar Cuarenta Años de 'La muerte de Artemio Cruz' y 'Aura'. Brown University.