I am an Associate Professor of Spanish at Oklahoma State University, where I teach and research on 20th and 21st Century Iberian Studies. My work discusses novels and autobiographies written in inner and territorial exile after the Spanish Civil War, conceiving exile as a phenomenon of cultural, and not only physical, displacement. I am currently completing a book manuscript that examines narrative resistance from exile during Francoism. I have also written on postmemory and contemporary film. My second research project studies formulations of the future in 21st century Iberian culture. 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.