Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor
What I do
I am a scholar in Colombian and Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, I have taught courses in all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, from beginners Spanish and Intermediate Spanish to Advanced interdisciplinary courses like Latin American Women Writers: Narratives and Conflicts or a Capstone seminar titled: The Uprooting: Displacement, Nomadism, Exile and the Voyage of Initiation. Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Cases in the Hispanic World. Since I arrived at DU, I have been teaching First-year (SPAN1002, SPAN1003) and second-year Spanish (SPAN2002, SPAN2003). My research focuses on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the study of Literature and culture, including Intermedia Arts, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Music, Memory and Identity studies and how all these areas are linked.
I am a member of MLA, LASA, ACLA, SFH and the Colombian Scholar Association for which I served on the Board of Directors as elected treasurer (2009-2013). In my former position, I developed a first-year seminar explicitly aimed at the needs of Hispanic/Latino students, for which I edited a digital newspaper with my student’s work and photographs. I have been an editor of the Revista de Estudios Colombianos no. 39 titled: Uprootings: Exiles, Displacements, Migrations and Nomadisms, I published a book about the Colombian Caribbean writer Marvel Moreno titled: The Evolution of Creation.
Marvel Moreno: Writing, Memory, Time that was based in my M.A. thesis at the University of Toulouse II and a research grant from the Ministry of Culture in Colombia. In all institutions where I have been, I have organized events, like the Lecture “Colombia: Women in War” at Colorado State University or a presentation of Scholarship Opportunities for Hispanic/Latino Students at the University of Colorado Denver. In the same institution earned a grant to organize an Inclusive Pedagogy and Disabilities Collaborative Workshop for Faculty. I have attended many Diversity Summits, an LGBTQ ally training, Culturally responsive teaching and Mindfulness in higher education conferences and seminars. I have a tight network of colleagues in the U.S., France, Italy and the U.S since I am part of many research clusters. I regularly engage in service to the profession through activities such as the review of manuscripts for journals, or for my peers. I establish connections between worlds in my work, as I am a multicultural and multilingual professor. My current book project focuses on Women’s expressions of Intermediality in Latin America, specifically in Music, Arts, Literature, and Technology.
Latin American Women's literature and cultural expressions Comparative studies in French
- Ph.D., Latin American Studies, University of Toulouse II, 2007
- MA, Latin American Studies, University of Toulouse II, 2003
- BA, Literature, Universidad de los Andes, 1999
- BS, Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, 1997
- Modern Language Association
- Latin American Studies Association
- Asociación de Colombianistas (Colombian Scholars Association)
- American Comparative Literature Association
- Société d'Hispanistes Francais de L'enseignement Supérieur
- “Feminismo, cerámica y rock: una aproximación performativa al proyecto Ruiseñora de Andrea Echeverri” [Feminism, Ceramics, and Rock: a Performative Approach to Andrea Echeverri’s Ruiseñora Project].
- “Espacios locales y globales en la producción cultural colombiana contemporánea” [Local and Global Spaces in Colombian Contemporary Cultural Production].