I am an Associate Professor of Spanish at Oklahoma State University, where I teach and research on 20th and 21st Century Iberian Studies. I am currently on a research sabbatical in Spain. My work discusses novels and autobiographies written by inner and territorial exiles after the Spanish Civil War, conceiving exile as a phenomenon of cultural, and not only physical, displacement. I have published articles on exile authors in journals such as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies and Catalan Review, and I am currently completing a book project that examines the interplay between theories of exile, identity and nationalism in works that propose disidentifications with the hegemonic discourse during Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. I have also written on postmemory and contemporary film. My second book project studies formulations of the future in 21st century Iberian fiction.
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.
If you share any of these interests, please feel free to contact me.
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