Curriculum Vitae


2012: Ph.D. Spanish Literature, Johns Hopkins University

2006: M.A. Spanish Literature, University of Western Ontario

2004: B.A. Honors History and Spanish, King’s College at the University of Western Ontario


2015-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Hampden-Sydney College

2013-2015: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Grinnell College

2012: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Gender Studies, Queen’s University

2012: Study Abroad Instructor, Queen’s-Blyth Worldwide


2015: “Civilizing Violence, Violence Civilizing: Portrayals of Conqueror and Conquered.” IXQUIC: Revista hispánica internacional de análisis literario y cultural. 11: “La literatura de la violencia en el Mundo Hispano”. 57-78

2015: “‘Sois de diablos’: Portraying Indigenous Female Characters on the Golden Age Stage.” Bulletin of the Comediantes. 67.2. 131-56.

2015: “Mujeres esquivas and the Paternal Function.” Revista Hipogrifo. 3.1. 141-53.

2014: “La María sin Don: Subtle Mockery of the Establishment in El gobernador prudente.” Female Amerindians in Early Modern Spanish Theater. Ed. Gladys Robalino. Bucknell UP. 155-174.

2010: “Violence as Comedy: The case of La monja alférez.” La violencia en el mundo hispánico en el Siglo de Oro. Ed. Juan Manuel Escudero, Victoriano Roncero. Madrid: Visor Libros, 2010. 71-78.


2016: “The Transtemporal Frame: Entryway to Early Modern Spain.” American Society for Theatre Research. Minneapolis, MN, November 3-6.

Reimagining the Spanish Comedia in the Transmedia Age. Conference contributor and co-organizer; Moderator and participant, Round Table on Digital Humanities; Participant, Round Table on Pedagogy and Theater Adaptation. Ohio Wesleyan and Denison University, Sept. 23-24.

“Honor/Honra in Pre-Modern Spain” for one-credit course: Honor from Around the World. Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA, September 6.

“Métodos cuantitativos, análisis cualitativo: El uso de la tecnología moderna en la enseñanza del corpus canónico.” Round Table, Presenter and Organizer. CibVIII International Conference of the Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades. Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, June 22-24.

— “Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Analysis: Using Digital Tools in Undergraduate (Humanities) Research Projects.” Digital (more than) Humanities Faculty Panel Discussion. Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA, April 7.

— “Disorder in the Metatheatrical Works of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare.” Association of Hispanic Classical Theater, El Paso Symposium. El Paso, TX, March 30-April 2.

2015: “The Dual Role of the Gracioso in the Comedia Palatina.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 23-25. Panel Moderator.

— “La crisis y la comedia: Lessons in Social Justice from the Golden Age.” Association of Hispanic Classical Theater, El Paso Symposium. El Paso, TX, March 19-21.

— “The Use of Food as Memory, Dream, and Desire in Santa Rosa del Perú.” Session 122: Early Modern Food Memories, Memoirs, and Memorials, Modern Language Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. January 8.

2014: “Epic Women in the Comedia.” Homenaje a la Profesora Marjorie Ratcliffe, Canadian Association of Hispanists, Brock University, St Catherine’s Ontario, May 27-30.

— “A Theoretical Approach to the Characterization of the Indigenous Woman in Early Modern Spanish Theatre.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 10-12.

— “Mujeres esquivas and the Paternal Function.” Association of Hispanic Classical Theater, El Paso Symposium. El Paso, TX, February 27-March 1.

2013: “Translating the Transatlantic: The Conquest on the Early Modern Stage.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 18-20.

—“The Other in the Mirror: Indigenous Characters on the Spanish Stage.” Trent University, Peterborough, ON, March 6.

2012: “Women Warriors in the New World.” GEMELA 2012: Building Bridges. University of Portland, Portland, OR, September 13-15.

— “Behind the Veil: The Freedom of Women on the Early Modern Stage.” 32nd Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 3-5.

—“Staging Worlds Apart: Latin America on the Early Modern Stage.” Comparative Drama Conference, Stevenson University, Baltimore, MD, March 29-31.

Full CV and references can be made available upon request.