|2008 - Present||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Humanities and Politics|
|2002 - 2008||Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University ‐ Department of Modern Languages & Literatures|
|2001 - 2002||Teaching Assistant, University of Miami ‐ department of Foreign Languages & Literatures|
|1998 - 2000||Instructor, Barry University ‐ Department of Histroy and Political Science|
|1997 - 2000||Part-time Spanish Instructor, University of Miami ‐ School of Continuing Studies|
|1993 - 1997||Teaching Assistant, University of Miami ‐ department of Foreign Languages & Literatures|
|1991 - 1993||Teaching Assistant, University of Miami ‐ Department of History|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2020 - Present||Coordinator, Modern Languages and International Studies, Nova Southeastern University||2013 - Present||Editorial Board Member, Anthuriam: A Caribbean Studies Journal||2011 - Present||Referee Board Member, L'Erudit franco-espagnol (LEF-E): An electronic Journal of French and Hispanic Literatures||2010 - Present||Peer Reviewer, Hispania: A Journal Devoted to the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese||2003 - Present||Book Reviewer, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries||Present||Editorial Board Member, Anthuriam: A Caribbean Studies Journal||Present||Book Reviewer, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries||Present||Peer Reviewer, Hispania: A Journal Devoted to the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese||Present||Peer Reviewer, L’Érudit franco-espagnol (LEF-E): An Electronic Journal of French and Hispanic Literatures||2021||DHP Representative, General Education Task Force, Nova Southeastern University||2021||Member, Hiring Committee, Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts, Nova Southeastern University||2019||Faculty Advisor, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter, Nova Southeastern University||2019||Faculty Advisor, Spanish Club||2018||Online Reader, College Board AP Spanish Language & Culture||1999 - 1999||Proofreader, Advertising Department, Windmere Corporation||1989||Editorial Assistant, Industry Publishers||Member, Asociacion Hispanica de Humanidades (AHH)||Member, Feministas Unidas||Member, The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)||Member, The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)|
Honors and Awards
- (2007) Speaker at "Last Lecture", invited by Student Senate, Grand Valley State University
- (2002) Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
- (2001) Foreign Language Fellow, Hecht Residential College, University of Miami
- (1991) Outstanding Graduate Award, Berry University
- (1991) President's Writing Award, First Place, Barry University
- (1990) Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Science, Barry University
- (1990) Phi Alpha Theta, International Honor Society in History, Barry University
- SPAN 3750: Latin American Culture
- SPAN 3740: Spanish Culture
- SPAN 3400: Spanish for Legal Professions
- SPAN 3200: Business Spanish
- SPAN 3240: Introduction to Spanish Literature
- SPAN 3250: Introduction to Latin American Literature
|2002||Ph.D., Spanish, University of Miami|
|1993||M.A., History, University of Miami|
|1991||B.A., History, Barry University|
Dialogic Aspects of the Cuban Novel of the 1990s Hispanic Research Journal (2016)
During the last twenty years, there has been growing international interest in Cuba, from its political situation and social-economic milieu, to its cultural and literary production. This interest has resulted in the publication of numerous ...
Re-imagining Home: Operation Pedro Pan in the Cuban-American Imaginary Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship (2015)
An exploration of the traumatic events of Operation Pedro Pan, where over 14,000 Cuban children traveled alone to the United States between December 1960 and October 1962. The program was organized by the Catholic Welfare ...
Counterpoint of Two Cubanazos: The Representation of Masculine Discourse in El hombre, la hembra y el hambre Daína Chaviano’s Webpage (2014)
Excerpt In this novel, an amalgam of the fantastic and crude realism, Chaviano directly and indirectly inserts and appropriates works from the Cuban Canon. In this way, Chaviano questions and reinterprets official Cuban history, both ...
Making the Invisible, Visible: The Body and the Nation in Laura Ruiz Montes’ A Ciegas Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship (2013)
This study analyzes A Ciegas, a one-act playby the Cuban writer Laura Ruiz Montes (Matanzas, 1966). In this work, Ruiz Montes relies upon both the erotic (specifically the female body) and the supernatural, to underscore ...
Género, Nación y Literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española by Carmen Pereira-Muro Letras Femeninas (2013)
Grab any anthology on peninsular literature and you are likely to find a text by or a reference to the renowned nineteenth-century Spanish writer, Emilia Pardo Bazán. In effect, Pardos short stories remain required reading ...
Afro-Latinidades in the United States SX Salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform (2012)
Excerpt In the recent PBS series Black in Latin America, the renowned African American scholar Henry Louis Gates travels through various Latin American countries to trace the history of the 11.5 million Africans who were ...
Vida de Sor Francisca Josefa de Castillo: Estudio preliminar, edición crítica y notas by Beatriz Ferrús Antón, Nuria Girona Fibla Letras Femeninas (2010)
Excerpt En esta edicion critica, Beatriz Ferrus Anton y Nuria Girona Fibla nos ofrecen la oportunidad de conocer la sorprendente obra de Francisca Josefa de Castillo, la Madre Castillo, quien vivio entre el Barroco y ...
The Three Origins: The Cuban Ajiaco and Chinese Cuban Voices in the Narrative of Mayra Montero and Daína Chaviano Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (2009)
Excerpt In his well-known essay “Los factores humanos de la cubanidad,” Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz argues that Cuba’s origins could be found in the various ethnic groups that had inhabited the island through the centuries. ...
Chaviano, Daína. The Island of Eternal Love Anthuriam: A Caribbean Studies Journal (2008)
Excerpt In The Island of Eternal Love, Cuban author Daína Chaviano combines history, fantasy and romance to narrate the history of three of Cuba’s major ethnic groups: Africans, Spanish and Chinese. Originally published in Spanish ...
From Atabey to Hatuey: Manifestations of the Indigenous in Cuban Art and Literature Daína Chaviano’s Webpage (2007)
Excerpt Returning to Fernando Ortiz's ideas on the Cuban ajiaco, Chaviano's novel centers on Claudia, a young female protagonist, her struggles on the island and her communication with ghosts from the past, who represent Cuba's ...
Books and Book Contributions (2)
Entre dos aguas: Yanitzia Canetti y la literatura cubana en Estados Unidos Guayaba Sweet: Literatura Cubana en Estados Unidos (2003)
Antología que reúne colaboraciones de importantes escritores e investigadores sobre el fenómeno de la creación literaria desde el punto de vista de la experiencia del biculturalismo en Estados Unidos, así como la integración en la ...
Beyond the Nation: Issues of Identity in the Contemporary Narrative of Cuban Women Writing (in) the Diaspora CAHSS Faculty Theses and Dissertations (2002)
This dissertation traces the narrative of contemporary Cuban women writers from their early work published in Cuba through their Diaspora narratives. It explores the discursive and narrative techniques that contemporary Cuban women deploy in their ...
Choice Book Reviews (32)
Gothic Imagination in Latin American Fiction and Film by Carmen A. Serrano CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (2019)
In this groundbreaking study, Serrano (Univ. of Albany, SUNY) rereads canonical Latin American texts through a Gothic lens to elucidate how authors incorporated, adapted, and subverted elements of this aesthetic style as a way of ...
Choice Book Review: Latinx Writing Los Angeles: Nonfiction Dispatches from a Decolonial Rebellion Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (2018)
Book Review for: Latinx Writing Los Angeles: Nonfiction Dispatches from a Decolonial Rebellion, edited by Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor Valle (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018).
Choice Book Review: Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (2016)
Book Review for: Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper by Marta Caminero-Santangelo (Gainesville: Univ. of Florida Press, 2016).
Choice Book Review: Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (2016)
Book Review for: Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba by Gerard Aching (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015). Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 53.9 (May 2016): 1331.