MWF from 10-11:00 and by appointment
I teach all levels of Spanish language and literature. Other interests include Gender Studies and Film Studies.
I enjoy being with friends and family. I like to travel to Latin America whenever possible.
Professor of Spanish
SPNS 321 "Advanced Conversation"
SPNS 331 "Introduction to Latin American Literature"
MCLG 191 "Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Latin American Film and Literature"
Center for Lusophone Research
Ph.D. University of Florida
MA University of Texas at San Antonio
BA University of Texas at Austin
Field of Study
Contemporary Mexican Novel and Theater
Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film
Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Film
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE LEVEL
Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, University of Montana,
Missoula, Montana. Courses taught:
Undergraduate/Graduate literature courses (in Spanish):
*Consciousness Raising Via Global Issues in Contemporary Spanish-American
*Civilization versus 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
*Contemporary Hispanic Theater
*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
*Introduction to Peninsular Literature
Undergraduate literature and civilization courses (in English):
*Human Rights Issues in Latin American Literature and Film
*Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Latin American Literature
*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
*Written and Oral Expression in Cultural Contexts
*Intermediate Spanish (regular)
*Intermediate Spanish (special section: Freshmen Interest Group FIG)
Undergraduate special interdisciplinary courses (in English):
*Chilean Culture and Civilization: Excursion to Chile
*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
*Homoerotic Representation (team taught)
I have alao taught community college, high school, and middle 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.
I'm communicatively competent in Brazilian Portuguese.
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.
Clásicos de la Literatura Hispanoamericana Colonial en su Contexto Sociohistórico. San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2007.
Contemporary Brazilian Queer Theater
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Translation of Rosamaria Roffiel's novel Amora