Monte Albán, México
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, I am a Latin Americanist with an interest in a wide set of topics. I joined the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Scranton in 2009 where I serve as Associate Professor of Colonial Latin American Studies. I am also Director of the Latin American Studies Program and associated faculty of the Women Studies Program. I am the co-director of the Intersession Study abroad Program in Puebla, México (Universidad Iberoamericana). Some of my previous teaching experiences were at Colby College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I received my Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011. My scholarly work revolves around Seventeenth and twentieth century Spanish Women writers, Spanish American Literature (Colonial and Contemporary), Women's Studies, Historical textualities and Transatlantic Studies. I am particularly interested in discourses concerned with gender, sexuality and ethnicity. I have participated in numerous conferences in the US and internationally. I have published articles in academic journals and edited volumes. In addition, I am working on a edition of previously unpublished manuscript Relacion del descubrimiento del Río Amazonas by Gerónimo de Ypori. I was named part of the Comité de Evaluación y Difusión del Programa Académico y Profesional del Festival de la Palabra del 2015 whose function, among others, is offering a Critics Prize of the year and prepare a list of the 10 essential authors of the new literature of the Caribbean, Latin America and its diasporas.