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 EDUCATION

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Assistant Professor, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2016-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA, 2015-2016
  • Aldyen Hamber Research Fellow, Gender and Women’s Studies Program and Adjunct Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada, 2014-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 2013-2014

PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Architecture and Empire in Historia de la linda Melosina (1485).Footprints of Mélusine, edited by Melissa Ridley Elmes, Misty Urban and Deva Fall Kemmis, Brill Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 109-131.
  • “La Barcelona de Clara Janés: duelo, melancolía, herencia invisible.” Secretos y verdades en los textos de Clara Janés, edited by Nadia Mékouar-Hertzberg, Peter Lang, 2014, pp. 29-48.
  • “Che faró senza Eurídice: figuras masculinas e identidad femenina en las obras de Clara Janés.” El fuego invisible, edited by Anne M. Pasero, Ayuntamiento de Ávila, 2012, pp. 184-192.
  • “Els nens i l’exili a l’obra de Teresa Pàmies.” El exilio republicano de 1930 y la segunda generación, edited by Manuel Aznar Soler and José Ramón López García, Renacimiento, 2011, pp. 1027-1034.

Book in Progress

  • Fatherhood in Spain after Dictatorship. Manuscript to be submitted in Summer 2018. 240 pages.

Editorial Work

Book Reviews

AWARDS

  • Wall Scholar, University of British Columbia, 2018-2019
  • Bridge Funding, University of British Columbia, 2017
  • Hampton Emerging Scholar Research Grant, University of British Columbia, 2017
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Seed Grant, University of Northern British Columbia, 2015
  • Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) Fellowship, Wright State University, 2014
  • College of Liberal Arts Faculty Research Grant, Wright State University, 2014
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2012-2013
  • Ontario Graduate Fellowship, Government of Ontario (declined), 2012-2013
  • Avie Bennett Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2009-2010
  • Government of Catalonia, Doctoral Research Fellowship 2008-2011 (held Jan.-Oct. 2008)

PRIZES

  • Canadian Association of Hispanists, Best essay, 2012
  • Canadian Association of Hispanists, Best essay presented at the annual conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, 2010

 CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Selected Presentations

  • “Catalunya y el Boom,” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Barcelona, Spain, May 23-26, 2018. (Accepted)
  • “Esterotipación y corporalidad: alemanes en Argentina según Wakolda,” XVI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Germanísticos, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, November 27 to December 1, 2017.
  • “Agentes regionales y un Boom global: Carlos Barral, Carmen Balcells y los lazos edípicos del Boom,” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Perú, April 29-May 1, 2017.
  • “From Catalan to Spanish: Paternal Language, Mother Tongue and Self-translation in Terenci Moix’s Works,” International Conference, “Regional Identities on Global Scale,” University of British Columbia, March 30-April 2, 2016.
  • “Borderlands and Fatherhood in Alejandro González de Iñárritu’s The Revenant,” Public Roundtable Discussion, “Boundaries, Indigeneity, and History in The Revenant, University of Northern British Columbia, March 14, 2016.
  • “Photographing Tourists,” Round Table “Photography and the Constructions of Gender in Iberia,” 131st MLA Annual Convention, Austin, January 7–10, 2016.
  • “Una qüestió de gènere? Turisme i el Mediterrani català,” 15th Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society, Barcelona, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, June 29–July 1, 2015.
  • “The Straight Line: Oriol Bohigas and the Imitation of Modern Architecture,” Special Session “When the Event Constructs the City: Reading Barcelona’s Built Environment,” 130th MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver, January 8–11, 2015.
  • “Cuestionando la masculinidad del padre: corporalidad, humor y sujeto autobiográfico en las memorias de Terenci Moix,” III Congreso Internacional: Los cuerpos del texto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, December 2-5, 2014.
  • “Architecture and Empire in Historia de la Linda Melosina (1485),” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia, October 17–18, 2014.
  • “Clara Janés, Feminism and Fatherhood,” Round Table “Artistic Affinities and Feminist Thought in the Works of Clara Janés,” 129th MLA Annual Convention, Chicago, January 9–12, 2014.
  • “Carlos Barral and the Ethics of Publishing in Vulnerable Times,” Modern Languages Association 129th Annual Convention, Chicago, January 9–12, 2014.
  • “Clara Janés’ Jardín y laberinto: Nostalgia and the Catalan Past,” 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Languages Association, Milwaukee, November 7–10, 2013.
  • “Carlos Barral, Clara Janés i la nostàlgia cap al món català del pare,” 14th Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society, University of Toronto, May 24–26, 2013.
  • “Entre México y España: Fantasmas del pasado y del presente en Biutiful de Alejandro González de Iñárritu,” Hispanic Cinemas: En Transición, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, November 7–9, 2012.

Panels Organized

  • “América / Cataluña: Trayectorias, vínculos y rupturas (siglos XIX-XXI),” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Barcelona, Spain, May 23-26, 2018. (Accepted)
  • “Un Boom global: Las problemáticas fronteras de un fenómeno literario,” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Perú, April 29-May 1, 2017.
  • Special Session “When the Event Constructs the City: Reading Barcelona’s Built Environment,” 130th MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015.
  • Special Session “Artistic Affinities and Feminist Thought in the Works of Clara Janés,” 129th MLA Annual Convention, Chicago, 9–12 January, 2014.

 TEACHING

University of British Columbia

Graduate

  • SPAN 530:Inventing the Nation: Nationalisms and Pluralisms in Contemporary Spain, 2017
  • SPAN 550: Tourism, Gender and Environment in the Hispanic World, 2017

Undergraduate

  • SPAN 301: Advanced Spanish, third-year Spanish course, 2017
  • SPAN 430: Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from 1700 to the Present, 2017
  • SPAN 221: Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish, 2017
  • SPAN 406: Breaking the Mold: Gender Representation(s) in Hispanic Literature and Culture, 2016
  • SPAN 358: Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Culture, 2016

Whitman College

  • SPAN 402: Sex in the Movies: Gender and Sexuality in Spanish Cinema
  • SPAN 343: Critical Thinking and Academic Writing: Fiction/Essay/Literary Criticism
  • SPAN 306: Advanced Spanish through Content: Paternities
  • SPAN 305: Advanced Spanish through Content: Arts after Crisis. Mexico, Argentina and Spain

University of Northern British Columbia

Graduate

  • INTS 409/609: Film and Global Society
  • INTS 409/705: Theories of International Studies

Undergraduate

  • WMS 100: Advanced Feminist Methodologies
  • WMS 100: Introduction to Women’s Studies

Wright State University

  • SPN 3120: Advanced Conversation in Spanish
  • SPN 3430: Spanish Culture
  • SPN 3320: Advanced Writing in Spanish

ADVISING

  • Committee member, Marina Stuparik and Larissa Clotildes, MA Thesis, Department of History, University of Northern British Columbia, 2015-2016
  • Committee member, Chloe Kaplan, Abby Seethoff and Jenna Stanley, Senior Thesis, Department of Spanish, Whitman College, 2015-2016
  • External examiner, Natàlia Oriol Fuguet, Stefano Satta and Zhang Xiaomei, MA Thesis, Department of Romance Languages, Universitat de Barcelona, 2015
  • Committee member, Sophia Iliopulos, Honors Thesis, Department of Global and International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia, 2015

SERVICE

University of British Columbia

  • Newsletter Committee, 2017-2018
  • Library Liaison Committee, 2017-2018
  • Merit and Awards Committee, 2016-2017
  • Co-organizer, Visiting Speakers Series, 2016-2017
  • Department’s Website Development, 2016-2017
  • Learning Center, 2016-2017

Whitman College

  • Faculty Advisor, La Casa Hispánica, Whitman College
  • Hiring Committee for Tenure-Track Position in Spanish and Translation Studies
  • Hiring Committee for Language Assistant, Department of Spanish, Whitman College

Wright State University

  • Student Recruitment and Retention Committee
  • Modern Language Lecture Series
  • Social Media Coordinator

 Service to the Community

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish, native speaker
  • Catalan, native speaker
  • English, near-native level (written and spoken)
  • French, intermediate level (written and spoken)
  • German, intermediate level (written and spoken)

 

 

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