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began teaching at Haverford in 2002, as part-time Visiting Assistant Professor;
I have been full-time since Fall 2005. Previously, I was at Temple
University (2002-2005), where I taught graduate and undergraduate
courses in the Department
of Spanish & Portuguese, after finishing a one-year full-time
visiting contract at Swarthmore
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MA, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR
BA, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR
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La Mujer, Interactive Grammar Website, Summer 2006
I am interested in the meeting of cultures through the first transatlantic voyages that occurred upon and beyond the "Discovery" of the "New" World and its repercutions through time. This leads me to different areas of research: literatures and cultures of Early Modern Spain (the so-called Golden Age) and Colonial Latin America, from the 16th and 17th centuries through our own 21st century. I pay attention to the connections between the Old World and the New World through the Chronicles of Indies and the cultural production from and across both sides of the Atlantic to present-day times. The context of the colonial/transatlantic phenomenon has me researching the texts of various authors from Spain, Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean from the past and the present.
Courses at Haverford
490 Senior Departmental Studies. A seminar to prepare students for the research and writing of their Senior Theses by means of close readings of works from various periods and genres and through selected works of criticism or theory. (Fall 2006)
205 Studies in Spanish American Novel. Introduction to selected short 20th-century Spanish-American short stories and novels by García Márquez, Bombal, Cortázar, Ferré, García Ramis, Vega, etc. (Spring 2007)
313 Literature of the Caribbean. A selection of essays, novels and plays, including Carpentier, Julia de Burgos, Luis Rafael Sánchez and many others. Prerequisite: A 200 level course or consent of instructor. (Spring 2006)
Medieval and Golden Age Spain: Literature, Culture, and Society.
Introduction to the culture and literature of medieval and early modern
Spain: Castilian expansion, religious diversity, and cultural transformations,
from the Reconquest to the Hapsburgs. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or consent
of the instructor. (Fall 2005)
001, 101, 102 Spanish. Language/grammar/composition in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Courses taught elsewhere
559 Cervantes. A close reading of the "first modern novel," Don Quijote de la Mancha (Parts I and II), and the Novelas ejemplares served as representative aides in understanding the impact of the salient happenings of the time: the Catholic Inquisition; Imperial and Religious Wars; the influence of Erasmus; the Reformation and the Counter Reformation; transatlantic travels; the conquest and colonization of the New World. (Spring 2005, Temple University)
387 Hispanic Influences in the USA. Students got acquainted with writings dealing with the immigration experience since the first Spanish explorers from the 15th century, to the Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st. (Spring 2004, Temple University).
Puerto Rican Culture & Civilization. A course
based on Puerto Rico's history from its discovery to our days (Spring
2004, Temple University).
Language/grammar/composition in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, in every institution where I have taught.
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