In my sophomore Spanish class in high school, we read a play by the Spanish playwright, Antonio Buero Vallejo. Our teacher asked each student to lead the discussion of a few pages of the play. I enjoyed the experience so much that I thought to myself, "I could do this for a living." Thus began my journey toward becoming a Spanish language and literature professor. Since that day, a couple of decades ago, I've had the chance to teach at a number of different institutions. Before coming to Monmouth, I taught at Oxford College of Emory University, Swarthmore College, and the University of Texas at Austin.
The nineteenth-century Spanish novel. Gender and Masculinity Studies. Galician Studies. Spanish theater of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
“Fantasies of Masculinity in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s Memorias de un solterón.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 46.3 (2012): 547-568.
Courses Taught: Education:
SPAN102 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish
SPAN210 Spanish Conversation
SPAN230 Advanced Grammar
SPAN310 Introduction to Spanish Literature
SPAN365 Introduction of Spanish Peninsular Literature
MFL420 20th-Century Spanish Theatre: The Works of Buero Vallejo
Ph.D. Duke University 2010
M.A. Duke University 2007
B.A. Emory University 2000
Office: Rm 305C McMichael Academic