Colonial Latin American literature & history, gender studies, visual and material culture.
Colonial Latin American literature, Nahuatl and Mesoamerican indigenous studies, book history and print culture
I am an ABD at Brown University, studying Hispanic Studies. My focuses are Medieval and Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American literature and Spanish language teaching.
Colonial Latin American Literature and Culture
New World Historiography
Comparative approaches to Old World/New World Early Modern Literature
Neo-Latin texts related to the New World
Jesuit missions in the Americas.
My main research field is Colonial Latin America, with interest in postcolonialism, literature and human rights, indigenous literatures of the Americas. I currenly direct the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies Program (MA & PhD) at the University of Arkansas. I have served in the MLA Executive Committee of Colonial Latin American Literature, as Co-Chair of the Latin American Studies Colombia Section. I serve on the editorial board of Confluencia (U of Northern Colorado), Perifrasis (U de Los Andes, Bogota), Estudios de Literatura Colombiana (U de Antioquia, Medellin), and Co-herencia (U Eafit, Medellin). I am a U.S. Fulbright Scholar recipient to Colombia. I have been visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Eafit, and Universidad de Buenos Aires (Online).
Poetry, Hemispheric Studies (Latino/a, Latin American, Native American, Colonial US Literatures), Young Adult Literature, Literary Translation
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino literatures and cultures, Colonial Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Postcolonial and Decolonial studies, Sexuality and Trans Studies
Advocacy and Activism in the Profession, Comparative Literature, Colonial Latin America, Early Modern Germany, Diachronic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American Avant-Garde.
Latin American Decolonial Literature and other forms of expression, especially during the colonial period through the nineteenth century. Gender and Indigenismo.
Selected works from the literatures of former European colonies: African, Indian, Caribbean, Australian, Canadian, Latin American, etc.