I am an Associate Professor of Spanish at Oklahoma State University, where I teach and research on twenty and twenty-first century Iberian Cultural Studies. My work analyzes stories as acts of resistance after an event does away with a common vision of the world. I am currently completing a book manuscript that examines novels and autobiographies written in exile after the Spanish Civil War, an episode that, for many, meant a separation not only from the Spanish territory but also from its official national history. I study exiles’ conceptualization of temporality in novels and autobiographies, as it pertains to history and to the future. My second, interrelated project focuses on how recent Iberian cinema formulates visions of possible futures. Additionally, since 2021, I have been involved in developing the field of Asturian Studies in the United States. My research on Asturian music explores the creation of new beginnings for a community with a minoritized language. I participated in the I SAnTINA conference, and will organize the second one in 2022. My scholarly writing has appeared in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, MLN, Catalan Review and 452ºF, among other journals.
I have a Licenciatura in Hispanic Philology from the University of Oviedo, Spain, and a PhD in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Michigan State University (directed by José Colmeiro). I worked as a Spanish Lecturer at the Univerzitet Džemal Bijedić in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Central Michigan University.