Ph.D. Princeton University, Spanish, 1999; M.A. 1992
M.A. New York University, Comparative Literature, 1988-99
B.A. Loyola University of Chicago, 1988
Courses Regularly Taught
Intro. to Spanish Literature and Composition
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Topics in Latin American Literature
Survey of Latin American Literature
Graduate Practicum in Language Teaching
Current Research Interests
Colonial Spanish- American LiteratureG
Golden Age Spanish Literature
The Transformations of the Images of Araucania in the Spanish Siglos de Oro: Valdivia's Letters and Vivar's Chronicle. New York: Forth coming with Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
"The Image of Rome in Vivar's Chronicle." Latin American Studies Association. Miami, Florida, 13-17 March 2000.
"Refashioning History: Representations of the Burning of Colonial Santiago in Valdivia and Vivar." Second Biennial Conference on Iberian/Iberian-American Literatures. Florida International University. October 28-30, 1999.