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Assistant professor of Spanish

Ph.D., Spanish language and literature University of Arizona, Tucson

What I’m focused on: “My background is in Caribbean studies, and I’m particularly interested in Cuban studies and Cuban poetry. I also write poetry. In future research, I aim to focus on transnational studies. This project is provisionally titled ‘The Global Presence of Cuban Visuality in the 19th Century.’ I plan to analyze 19th century engravings and the transfer of these images to other artifacts of the industrial arts such as dinnerware, ceramics, and clocks.”
What I’m excited about: “I am excited about all the teaching opportunities that Lafayette College offers to me. It is great that I can bring my research to my courses. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with the students.”
What I’m hopeful for: “This fall I am teaching a course in intermediate Spanish and another course in colonial studies. I’m hopeful that I can support my students as I was supported by my professors when I was a student. I’m also hopeful that I will be able to contribute to Lafayette’s community.”

What captured me:

“Lafayette’s outstanding students and amazing Spanish program captured me. I feel that Lafayette’s community will offer me an excellent way to grow up as a scholar in my field. My students’ questions in class always improve and expand my research interests.”

What you can expect of me:

“I am strongly committed to a safe and diverse learning environment. I believe it’s important for the students to implement the concepts covered in class to solve problems of daily life and their future careers. For me the most successful learning is one that allows students to make creative and practical use of the knowledge acquired.”

What I’m holding:

“I am holding a lithograph from Mialhe, a French artist that visited Cuba in the 19th century. This image was also transferred to a porcelain plate made in a factory in Galicia, Spain. In addition, this artist’s work was used in other factories in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. For me, it is fascinating how Cuba was visualized and globalized during the Industrial Revolution.”

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