Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese with interests in indigenous expression and narrative, performance studies, and ritual and spirituality. Conducted fieldwork in Guatemala on a Fulbright research grant. Her current research focuses on the Kaqchikel-Mayas of Guatemala.
“A Maya Trickster: Rilaj Mam and Resisting Spanishness.” The Mayan Studies Journal 3.9 (2012): 1-23.
“Maximón: The Shape-Shifting Saint.” Qué Pasa (October 2010): (24-30).
“El cuerpo femenino en Volver: El crimen cometido y suspendido.” Espéculo 46 (2010 Madrid): (no pagination).
- Indigenous Studies
- Kaqchikel Maya
- Ph.D., Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Ohio State University, 2012
- M.A, Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Modern Trans-Atlantic Studies, Ohio State University, 2007
- B.A., magna cum laude Spanish, Case Western Reserve University (minors in Physics, Astronomy, and Latin American Ethnic Studies), 2005