I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Oklahoma State University, where I conduct research on 20th and 21st Century Iberian Cultural Studies. My current work discusses cultural contributions made by inner and territorial (transatlantic, transmediterranean and transpyrenean) exiles; conceiving exile as a phenomenon of cultural, and not only physical, displacement. I have published articles on exile writers in journals such as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies and Hispanic Journal, and I am currently completing a book project that examines the interplay between theories of exile, identity and nationalism in novels and autobiographies 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 memories and subjectivities in 21st century Iberian cinema.
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.