Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
- Ph.D. Spanish, Temple University
- M.A. Spanish, Temple University
- M.A. Linguistics, University of Delaware
- B.A. Spanish, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
I came to the Mount from Temple University. I have also taught Spanish at the University of Pennsylvania and the Universidad del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela. I was the Director of cultural activities at the Universidad “Rafael María Baralt” in Cabimas, Venezuela.
My dissertation focused on the idea of sacrifice in the writings of the Venezuelan poet José Antonio Ramos Sucre, as both a rhetorical construction and as a poetic understanding of social, cultural, and political violence. My current research is concerned with how sacrificial terms and themes inform 20th century Latin American political discourse.
I won the “Enrique Bernardo Nuñez” Biennial Essay Award for the book La critica de la obra ausente and the “José Antonio Ramos Sucre” Biennial Essay Award for the book Bajo la sombra de Azazel: sacrificio, alegoría y conflicto social en Ramos Sucre. I have also published articles and book reviews.
I maintain two literary blogs in Spanish:
Juliette in the snow – Click on the video.