I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies, a member of the core faculty in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and affiliated faculty in the Southeast Asia Program. I have also taught at Brown University and San Quentin State Prison. My areas of research and teaching include include modern and contemporary Spain, the realist novel, gender studies, medical hygiene, colonialism, race, and disability studies. I also work on late nineteenth-century Hispano-filipino relations.
University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literature, May 2013
Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality
New York University in Madrid, May 2004
M.A. in Hispanic Language and Culture
Loyola Marymount University
B.A. in Humanities and Spanish, May 2003
Concentration in Sociology
Publications“Spectacular Bodies: Pregnancy, Racism, and the Code of Silence in Academe,” Presumed Incompetent Vol. 2, Utah State UP, March 2020
“Becoming Useless: Masculinity, Able-Bodiedness, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Spain”– in Unsettling Colonialism: Transoceanic Perspectives on Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-century Hispanic World, Eds. Akiko Tsuchiya and N. Michelle Murray, SUNY UP 2019.
“Bella y Varonil’: Looking Back at Mauricia in Benito Pérez Galdós’s Fortunata y Jacinta,” Special Issue: Freakish Encounters: Constructions of the Freak in Hispanic Cultures. Eds. Sara Muñoz-Muriana and Analola Santana. Hispanic Issues Online 20 (2018): 156–174.
“Between Intimacy and Enmity: Spain and the Philippines Post-Suez,” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 17.4 (2016): 305-322.
“Blood, Purity, and Pleasure in Leopoldo Alas’s La Regenta,” Hispanic Review 84.3 (2016): 299-321.
“Tiempo loco: Queer Temporality in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s La Tribuna,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 48.3 (2014): 549-569.
“‘Aquellos neófitos indios, chinos o anamitas:’ Asia and the Imperial Imaginary in Doña Luz,” Special Issue: Asia in the Hispanic World: The Other Orientalism. Eds. Yeon-Soo Kim and Kathleen E. Davis, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 18.1 (2014): 235-246.
“In Defense of Theory” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 4, 2014.
“Blood Novels: Gender, Caste, and Race in Modern Spain” – under contract at University of Toronto Press, Iberic
“Found in the Archive,” a Twine game (interactive fiction) about ableism and erasure in the archive, co-written with Janie Walters
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
“Realism’s Blood: A Materialist Feminist Approach to Galdós,” AIG Symposium, Dartmouth College
Roundtable Organizer “Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Latin-American and Iberian Studies,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, – March 2022