Assistant Professor, Spanish
Ph.D., University of Virginia
What are your thoughts on teaching?
I focus on contemporary Spanish theatre for social change. Specifically, I am interested in the ways in which the modalities and genres of forum, documentary, and verbatim theatre can be used to explore the ways in which theatre engages with a growing critical consciousness that examines how current social issues reflect lived experiences, historical memory, community-building and civic activism, and transitional and restorative justice. More specifically, I take a close look at how playwrights examine issues related to history, gender, sexuality, migration, law, and politics on both the page and the stage. My research and teaching methodologies are strongly intertwined, and I am a firm believer in the value of incorporating opportunities for creative writing and design to foster individual and collective creativity.
Tell us about your field of expertise.
Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Theatre and performance, community-based theatre and performance, performance for social change, gender, sexuality, and sports studies
What hobbies/interests do you enjoy outside of academia?
Playing soccer and the performing arts