Assistant Professor of Spanish
Her most recent publications in peer-reviewed journals and collections center on the strained relationship between mother and daughter and its correlative association with a crisis in female identity (“(It’s) All About the Mother: Scarred Memories and Amnesic Bodies in Rosa Montero’s La hija del caníbal.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 29 March 2016, pp. 1555-70.), the role of the Spanish female detective (“Rewriting the Iberian Female Detective: Deciphering Truth, Memory, and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century Novel.” Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies, edited by Javier Muñoz Basols and Laura Lonsdale, 2017, pp. 626-38.), as well as female antagonism in post-war Spain (“Women at Odds: Female Antagonism and Collusion With Patriarchy in Dulce Chacón’s La voz dormida.” Ciberletras, no. 42, August 2019, pp. 15-34.) and the representation of authenticity, gender performance, and the search for aesthetic perfection in Pedro Almodóvar’s La piel que habito (2011) (Pasavento: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, no. 8, Invierno 2020, pp. 237-258; http://www.pasavento.com/numero_actual.html.
Currently, she is working on a book project in which she links recent feminist thought with 20th and 21st century memory studies to examine how the silencing of, or disregard for, women’s voices and memories throughout the thirty-six years of the Franco dictatorship and beyond contribute to a palpable existential crisis, as represented in the contemporary novel by women writers.
M.A. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Bucknell University.
Located in Combs Hall – Room 227