I am a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Latinx Studies with a focus in contemporary Afro-Latina writers and content creators. My dissertation highlights the use of religion and spirituality as a tool for decolonial action and identity through prose, music, and digital mediums.
While studying at the University of Georgia, I have also had the opportunity to teach beginning and intermediate level Spanish courses (SPAN 1001, 1002, 1110, 2001), Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SPAN 3030), and Introduction to Latinx Literatures and Cultures (ROML 2550).
My goals for teaching are to encourage students to world-mindedness. First by teaching Spanish to engage students in an immersive environment that facilitates second language acquisition and a better understanding of the Hispanophone world. My teaching interests for Introduction to Hispanic literature are to introduce students to Spanish language texts that shows them the linkages between many times, places, and positionalities. For Introduction to Latinx Literatures and Cultures, I work to engage students with theoretical texts and cultural productions to highlight the diverse Latinx ontologies within the United States and numerous diasporas.
Women and gender studies, Latinx studies, Chicano studies, queer studies, religious studies with an emphasis on diasporic, indigenous, and new religions and spiritualities, horror studies with an emphasis on women and Latinx writers, indigenous studies, music studies, digital humanities, craft studies with an emphasis on women’s textile production
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Ph.D. in Latinx Studies- expected graduation Summer 2023
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
M.A. in Spanish- December 2015
B.A. in Modern Languages, Spanish- May 2013
Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon, Georgia
A.A. in Spanish- May 2011