Professor of Language, Literature, and University Core
Department of Literature, Languages, Writing, and Humanities
- Lower-level Spanish language courses (I & II)
- Spanish Civilization and Culture
- Latin American Civilization and Culture
- Topics in Spanish Literature
- Topics in Latin American Literature
- Latin American Women Writers
- The Short Story in Spanish
- Spanish Cinema
- The Short Story
- Latin American Cinema
- University Core Program: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
- University Core Program: Global Issues
- BA, New York University
- MA, New York University
- PhD, New York University
- Hispanicization of the United States
- Argentine Generation of 1880
- Boom Generation (Cortázar, Borges, Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez)
- Post-boom generation (Women’s literature: Laura Esquivel, Isabel Allende, Cristina Peri Rossi)
- Short story in Spanish
Teaching language courses for more than thirty-five years has been and continues to be a joy and a constantly rewarding experience. My academic interests, however, have significantly shifted. Although my academic credentials are in Spanish and Latin American literature, I have also delved into interdisciplinary areas such as Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Global Issues within the University Core Program and enjoyed it.
Even though I have had a successful academic career outside the classroom, I am now in pursuit of what I have always felt to be my ultimate calling: becoming a creative writer. Having presented at multiple conferences, both national and international, and published several books and articles on a variety of literary topics, I would like to make my contribution to the field. To that effect, in 2018 I published my first anthology, Cinco nébulas de obsesión and Lazarillo en Londres, a novella, in 2022.
At the moment, I am giving the finishing touches to Misión cumplida con nébulas, a novel based on the life of my great grandfather, a condecorated hero in the War of the Pacific, seen from the point of view of a Peruvian-American woman.
Finally, Silencio, a short story about a young woman who crosses the border between Mexico and the United States, will be published in the summer.
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