I consider myself still a student, albeit a mature one, indeed. There are so many things I would like to learn and infinite books I'd like to read. Being an avid reader, I see teaching and research as essential and natural activities in my life. I hope my students leave my classes with the same love for learning and intellectual curiosity that I still have and treasure.
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. Florida International University
Ventanas sobre el Atlántico: Estados Unidos-España durante el postfranquismo (1975–2008). Coedited. Spain: Universitat de Valencia, 2011
Poetas asturianos para el siglo XXI. Gijón, Spain: Ediciones Trea, 2009. This edited collection received the XII Alfredo Quirós Fernández´s Award 2008–2009
La torre de los panoramas. Escritos sobre literatura dominicana. Santo Domingo: Secretaría de Estado de Cultura, 2009.
Breviario de la melancolía. West Virginia: Ediciones El Salvaje Refinado, 2010. Volume of poetry.
La transición a la democracia en la novela española. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006. Monograph.
Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700
Transatlantic Vistas: Spain-U.S. since 1898
Literature and Cinema in Contemporary Spain
Spanish Literature of the 21st Century
Community service & Involvement
Having a strong Cuban and Spanish cultural heritage, I always try to be in contact with these communities in San Antonio. I have worked with the Cuban Center of San Antonio and the Casa de España.