C. Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, June 2014, University of California, Los Angeles Master of Arts, Spanish, 2011, University of California, Los Angeles Master of Arts Candidate, Latin American Studies, 2009, University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts, History, 2005, University of California, Irvine
Spanish 35, Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Los Angeles City College Spanish 3, Intermediate Spanish, Los Angeles Valley College Spanish 150 Mexican Literature, UCLA Spanish M42 Iberian Peninsular Culture, UCLA Spanish M44 Latin American Culture, UCLA Spanish 10 Intensive first year Spanish, UCLA Spanish 5 & Spanish 4 Intermediate Spanish, UCLA Spanish 3, Spanish 2 and Spanish 1 Beginning Spanish, UCLA
“Visions of the Green Fairy: Gendered Absinthe Consumption in Modernista Poetry. ” Mester, 45 (2018). Co-authored with Isabel Gómez. “ ‘Are You My Revolutionary Mother?’ … and Other Questions for the Chicana M(other)work Collective.” Mester, 45 (2018). Co-authored with David Rámirez. “Entrar na esfera da animalidade: Entrevista a Maria Ester Maciel.” Párrafo (The Animal Issue), 8 (2016). “Essay 451: Trash, Art, and the Lives of Animals.” Web blog post. Párrafo 451. Web. 20 April 2016. Rev. of Arguedas/Vargas Llosa: Dilemas y ensamblajes, by Mabel Moraña. Mester 43 (2014-2015): 149- 154.
“Translation and Species Divide: Animal and Human Migration along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Panel on “Shifting Spheres, Embodied Borders.” Third Annual Graduate Center for Literary Research Conference: Migrations. UCSB, May 27, 2016.
“Homero Aridjis’s Los perros del fin del mundo (Doomsday Dogs) and Mexican Narco-Capitalism” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 2015, Moscow, Idaho, “Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice”
“The Indigenista Question of the Animal in Enrique López Albújar’s El fin de un redentor” XXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, May 2014, Chicago, IL. “Democracy and Memory”
“The Role of Animals in the Indigenismo of José Carlos Mariátegui and Ciro Alegría” Sexto Congreso Internacional de Peruanistas en el Extranjero, October 2013, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. “El cóndor pasa: visiones incaístas, indigenistas y neoindigenistas”
“Of fabled foxes and Vertical Ecology: Andean Cosmovision in José María Arguedas’s El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo”Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, May 2013, Lawrence Kansas, “Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits”
“Injun jinete and indio chauffeur: The Foreign, the Autochthonous and the Dialectical in Mariátegui’s Civilización y el caballo” -UCLA April 2013, “Insisting on Modernity”
“Embarked Poetry: Hispanic Solidarity in Rafael Alberti’s 13 bandas y 48 estrellas” – University of Chicago October 2012, “En Route: Journeys of the Body and the Soul in Iberian and Latin American Literature”
“Bodies in/as Spaces of Violence: the Gender of Prison in Jose Revueltas's El apando” – Tulane University March 2012, “Spaces Written in Violence / Violence Written in Spaces”
HONORS AND AWARDS
AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship 2015-2016 FLAS Summer Language Fellowship 2013 for Quechua Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship 2012 FLAS Language Fellowship 2011-12 for Quechua Del Amo Graduate Fellowship 2009-2010 FLAS Language Fellowship 2008-9 for Portuguese Fellowship awarded by Latin American Studies program 2007-08 Phi Alpha Theta – History Honors Society 2004