Office Location: LA 428
Office Telephone: 406-243-2150
Professor of Spanish
I teach all levels of Spanish language and literature. Other interests include Gender Studies and Film Studies.
MWF 1:15-2:00; TR 12:05-12:30 and by appointment
Field Of Study:
Contemporary Mexican Novel and Theater
Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Out of the Closet and onto the Stage: An Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Gay and Lesbian Theater
Translation of Rosamaria Roffiel's novel Amora
SPNS 432 "Civilization and Barbarism and the Transformation of the Environment"
SPNS 359/MCLG/ENLT/LS 358 "Latin American Civilization through Literature and Film"
I enjoy being with friends and family. I like to travel to Latin America whenever possible.
Ph.D. University of Florida
MA University of Texas at San Antonio
BA University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate/Graduate literature courses (in Spanish) at The University of Montana:
*Civilization and Barbarism and the Transformation of the Environment
*Teaching Toward Hope: Human Rights Issues in Contemporary Latin American
*Contemporary Mexican Novel
*Queering Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film
*Gender Issues and the Contemporary Mexican Novel
*Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story
*Spanish-American Recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature
*Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Theater
*Literature of the ‘Boom’
*Contemporary Spanish-American Literature (Narrative, essay, theater)
Graduate courses (in English):
*Seminar on the Contemporary Mexican Novel in Translation
*Research Methods and Literary Theory
Undergraduate civilization and literature courses (in Spanish):
*Introduction to the Literature of Latin America
*Spanish-American Civilization through Literature and Film
Undergraduate literature and civilization courses (in English):
*Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Elena Poniatowska
*Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Rosario Castellanos
*Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Juan Rulfo
*Latin-American Civilization through Literature and Film
Undergraduate language courses (in Spanish):
*Advanced Composition and Conversation
*Advanced Practice in Spanish Conversation
*Written and Oral Expression in Cultural Contexts
*Intermediate Spanish (regular)
*Intermediate Spanish (special section: Freshmen Interest Group FIG)
Undergraduate special interdisciplinary courses (in English):
*Reading the City: Mexico City
*Reading the City: Excursion to Mexico City
*Study Abroad Preparation for Semester Long Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico
*Study Abroad Preparation for Semester Long Stay in Guanajuato, Mexico
Division of Sciences and Humanities, Department of Hispanic Letters, University
of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. Fall 2009. Courses taught:
Graduate course (in Spanish):
*Contemporary Mexican Gay and Lesbian Narrative
Undergraduate literature course (in Spanish):
*Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century Spanish-American Theater
Clásicos de la Literatura Hispanoamericana Colonial en su Contexto Sociohistórico. San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2007.
“El análisis psicológico en la novela de Eduardo Barrios,” Sieteculebras: Revista
Andina de Cultura 26 (Julio-sepiembre 2009): 6-10.
“Print the Myth: Elena Poniatowska’s Biographical Fiction,”
Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 24.2 (Spring 2009): 83-92.
“El romanticismo en Hispanoamérica,”
Sieteculebras: Revista Andina de Cultura 24 (Mayo-agosto 2008): 12-15.
"Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz y su Respuesta,”
Liberarte 3.1 (Sept/Dic 2008): http://www.usfq.edu.ec/liberArte/05/respuesta.html
The Strongest Passion [translation of La más fuerte pasión (1995) by Mexican writer
Luis Zapata]. San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2006.
The Diary of José Toledo [translation of El diario de José Toledo (1962) by Mexican
writer Miguel Barbachano Ponce]. New Orleans: University Press of the
Gay Dracula (translation of Drácula Gay)by Mexican dramatist Tomás Urtusástegui;
Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly 7.4 (2005): 37-45.
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
I'm communicatively competent in Brazilian Portuguese.
I have taught middle school and high school.
Semester-Long Faculty Exchange to the University of Guanajuato
Mini Faculty Exchanges to Chile and to Argentina
University Research Grant: Mexico and Puerto Rico
Faculty Development Awards: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Brazil.
- English - native/bilingual proficiency
- Spanish - native/bilingual proficiency