About

I was born in Mexico City and currently live in Tacoma, WA where I am an Associate Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU).

At PLU, I teach British eighteenth-century literature, critical animal studies, environmental studies, women’s and gender studies, and border literature. In Spring 2018, I co-founded the Digital Humanities Lab with my colleague, Scott Rogers. I am an advocate for undocumented students and their right to higher education and co-founded the Undocumented Students Task Force at PLU. For my research focus, see below.

Education

I received my B.A. from UNAM, a diplome in Translation Studies from El Colegio de México, and a PhD from Columbia University in eighteenth-century British literature.

Other Publications

 

“The Hunting of the Hare: Female Virtue and Companionate Marriage in Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones,” Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern. Eds.  Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer. Routledge. Forthcoming 2018.

“Species Thinking: Animals, Women, and Literary Tropes in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 37, no.1 (2018): 41-66.

The Goddess Coatlicue: Environmental Renewal and Femicide in Homero Aridjis’ La leyenda de los soles,” The Battersea Review, 3.6 (2016). Online. Fall 2016.

Blog Posts

    Projects

    My current book project, tentatively titled Hospitable Species: Hosts, Guests, and Strangers in the British Novel, 1720-1820, traces how eighteenth-century writers develop ideas about nation, gender, race, and class through representations of interspecies relations, specifically in narratives of hospitality. Recent and forthcoming publications have a special focus on the intersections of gender and species.

    I am at work on an article-length project titled “Love Me, Love My Dog: Exotic Pets and Reciprocity in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda.” Read an abstract at The Workshop (Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, IU Bloomington).

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