20th- and 21st-century Latin American Literature and Culture; Cultural and Intellectual History; Intersectionality between Aesthetics and Politics


My scholarly work focuses on intersections among the performing arts, literature, and other forms of cultural production in both Spanish America and Brazil, with special attention to the ways that aesthetic ideas and practices are represented, materialized, and institutionalized through long-term cultural and historical processes. I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and earned my B.A. in Literary Studies from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a graduate certificate from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo. I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from Penn State University. I am currently Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Temple University.


Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • LASS 2020: Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
  • Spanish 1001: Basic I-Laboratories
  • Spanish 1003: Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 1003: Honors Intermediate Spanish 
  • Spanish 2001: Conversational Review
  • Spanish 2002: Hispanic Readings
  • Spanish 2096: Composition
  • Spanish 2902: Honors Hispanic Readings 
  • Spanish 3002: Hispanic Readings II. Key Concepts for Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • Spanish 3204: Latin America through Film and Literature
  • Spanish 3241: The Cultures of Latin America 
  • Spanish 0837: Eating Cultures