My Teaching Philosophy:
Teaching in higher education brings me deep intellectual and social gratification. I serve as the guide of discussion, consciously modeling correct language use, close reading and listening, and critical thought. But the key principle of my teaching philosophy is my recognition of students as fellow intellectuals capable of teaching themselves, each other and me. I regard students of language, literature and culture as empathetic cultural agents in local and global society, and as future professionals (within or outside of academia) able to apply their linguistic and cultural knowledge to theoretical problems as well as interpersonal and organizational communication. Within the climate resulting from this attitude and approach, my students are able to recognize themselves as valid and effective thinkers. They feel compelled to grapple with course content. They enhance their own, one another’s and my interpretations of literature and culture. With me, they too find fulfillment in their studies.
Mondays: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Fridays: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Mondays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
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Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2015)
M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature, University of Utah (2007)
B.A. in Spanish, University of Utah (2005)
Latin American narrative of 19th-20th centuries
20th century Latin American poetry
Spanish Language Acquisition
Rosario Castellanos, Horacio Quiroga, César Vallejo, Ernesto Cardenal
Role of the State in culture (especially Southern Cone & Mexico)
Post-colonial, post-structural & Marxian literary theories, gender studies