Office BuildingWagner Hall
Mailing AddressWagner Hall 105
School of American & Global Studies-Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007
EducationPh. D. Department of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University.
Minor in Criticism, Theory, and Aesthetics.
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Magister Artium [M.A.] Amerikanistik und Literaturwissenschaft [American and Literary Studies], Bielefeld University, Germany.
B.A. Lenguas Modernas [Modern Languages], Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
Academic Interests/ExpertiseLatin American Literatures and Cultures, Latina/o Literatures and Cultures, Critical Race Theory, Coloniality/Decoloniality, Inter-American Studies, Diaspora, U.S. Ethnic Literatures, Globalization, Human Rights, Transatlantic Studies, Transnationalism, Minority Writing and Cultures in Germany.
- Comparative Literary Studies of Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Identity Formation.
Work Experience2016- to the present Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University.
2008-2016 Permanent Full-Time Tenured Lecturer, Bielefeld University, Germany.
Summer 2010-2016 Visiting Professor, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Summer 2012 and 2013 Short-Term Visiting Research Scholar at Penn State University.