AboutI am a Faculty Fellow in UCLA’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. I work with the representation and production of space in Medieval and Early Modern works. In my doctoral dissertation, I explored the unstudied corpus of Iberian pliegos sueltos from the Geocritical perspective. The pliegos sueltos provide a heterotopic and intertextual representation of medieval-modern Iberian spatialities.
Education2022 – Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2016 – M.A., Hispanic Studies, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, San Juan, PR
2013 – B.A., Hispanic Studies, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“‘Libriko de romansas importantes’: Cartography and Adaptation in 16th Century Iberian pliegos sueltos and 20th Century Mediterranean Sephardic librikos de romanzas.” From Romance to Romance: Translating Medieval and Early Modern Romance Vernacular Texts (13th-18th c.), 23-24 Jan. 2023, University of California, Los Angeles. Organizing Committee.
“Reimagined Cityscapes: Sites of Exchange, Urban Expansion, and Expunged Diversity in Iberian Chapbooks.” Ethno-Religious Interaction in Premodern Iberia: Mechanisms and Trajectories, 14-15 Oct. 2022, CMRS-CEGS Center for Early Global Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
MembershipsModern Language Association
Medieval Academy of America
Renaissance Society of America
Medieval Association of the Pacific