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    I 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.

    Education

    2022 – 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

    Projects

    Hebrew-Aljamiado Research Group, University of California, Los Angeles


    Website: https://sites.google.com/g.ucla.edu/hebrew-aljamiado/home?authuser=0


    Materials: Hebrew-Aljamiado Workshop Materials Packet, prepared by me and three other researchers (29 pp.): Transcription tables, glossary, high-frequency words, manuscript selections for transcription practice.


    Current project: Transcription and study of the 19th century Ladino version of the Treatise on Animals. The 9th century Epistle 22 by Ikhwān Al-Ṣafā was translated from Arabic to Hebrew by Kalonymus ben Kalonymus in the 14th century. 

    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.

    Memberships

    Modern Language Association

    Medieval Academy of America

    Renaissance Society of America

    Medieval Association of the Pacific

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