National and International Conference Presentations

o   Teaching and Technology

 “Teaching Latin American Culture with New Technologies,” 4th Four Corners Conference on Globalization, Grand Junction, CO, October 2012.

“Digital Tools for Oral Testing in Foreign Languages,” 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Seattle, WA, October 2012.

“Digital Pedagogy in the (Foreign) Language Classroom,” 94th American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, San Juan (Puerto Rico), July 2012.

“Spanish Language Teaching in the Blended Classroom,” Universidad Pontificia Comillas (invited guest lecture), Madrid (Spain), March 2012.

 “E-books and the Hybrid Approach to Foreign Language Teaching” International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference,Valencia (Spain), March 2012.

“Doing a Number on it: Going Crazy with Blackboard and Embracing Moodle en Español” NWALLT Conference,  Portland, OR, October 2010.

“Technology-Based Learning in the Liberal Arts: Creativity and Constraint,” Twelfth International Conference on Learning, Granada (Spain), July 2005. (co-presented with R. Houston)

o   Literary Studies

 “Breaking with the Past: Women and Renewal in One Hundred Years of Solitude,” 4th Four Corners Conference on Globalization, Grand Junction, CO, October 2012.

 “Las cantigas de amigo en la poesía erótica de Ana Rossetti y Ana Istarú,” GEMELA Conference, Portland, OR, September 2012.

 “Cuento –GUIÓN– Cortometraje: Alberto Fuguet y la hibridez narrativa,” I Congreso Internacional Historia, Literatura y Arte en el cine en español y portugués, Salamanca (Spain), June 2011.

“El eco de Galicia: La prensa gallega en Cuba y el desarrollo de la identidad nacional gallega,” Four Corners Conference on Immigration, Grand Junction, CO, October 2009

“The Impact of Rosalía de Castro’s Poetry in Cuban National Formation in the Late 19th Century,” VII CILH, Cusco, Perú, March 2008.

“Adiós ríos, adiós fontes: Rosalía de Castro and the Theme of Exile in 19th Century Galician Poetry,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Calgary, Canada, October 2007.

“Migration, Motherhood, and Memory: Images of Haiti in Danticat, Dusseck, and Montero”, International Conference on Caribbean Studies, South Padre Island, TX, November 2006.

“Haiti and the Location of Caribbean Ethnic Identity”, 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), Nashville, TN, April 2005.

«Santitos: Realidad, magia, fe y ¿feminismo?», Noveno Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, El Paso, TX, March 2004.

«Transgresión y (trans)nacionalidad en las novelas (trans)caribeñas de Mayra Montero », I Congreso Internacional sobre Mujeres Malas. Percepción y representación de la mujer transgresora en el mundo luso-hispánico, Oporto, Portugal, June 2003.

«Entre la muerte y el mito: Imágenes de la Bella Durmiente en la narrativa dominicana femenina contemporánea », XII Conference of the Association of Female Hispanic Literature (ALFH), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 2002.

«La herencia de Sor Juana: Fuerza e independencia para los personajes femeninos de Angeles Mastretta », Conferencia Anual de la Asociación de Escritoras de España y las Américas (AEEA), Portland, OR, September 2002.

«Después de Hilma Contreras: Las narradoras dominicanas del siglo XXI »,  49th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, Mobile, AL, March 2002

«Sweet Diamond Dust: traición/traducción de Maldito amor  », 83rd Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, San Francisco, CA, July 2001

«Transgresión de poder: entre el imperialismo cultural y la identidad autóctona en “El collar de camándulas” de Rosario Ferré», XI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, Toronto, Canada, September 2000

«El Caribe, identidad y nación en “Encancaranublado” de Ana Lydia Vega», Eleventh International Conference of Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture, San José, Costa Rica, July 2000

«El despertar de un sueño: Exilio, hogar y familia en Soñar en cubano de cristina García», Séptima Conferencia Internacional de Escritoras y Críticos Literarios del Caribe, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, April 2000

«Fragmentación, identidad y diferencia en The House on Mango Street», Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures (La Chispa), Baton Rouge, LA, February 1998

«Liberación en la frontera: Visión de México y EEUU en Como agua para chocolate», Symposium on Notions of Self and Nation in Latin-American Women Writing, Atlanta, GA, February 1997

« Aute y Sabina: dos poetas para dos generaciones», Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 1996

« Sandra Cisneros' "Woman Hollering Creek": Voiceless Women  in No Man's Land», No Limits: Regional Women's Studies Conference, Lincoln, NE, March 1996

« La crisis del sistema cristiano y la destitución de lo sagrado en la poesía de César Vallejo», International Conference on the Sacred and the Profane. Atlanta, GA, October 1995

« El poder, la mujer, y la voz: La Urraca de Lourdes Ortiz," Twelfth Annual Wichita State University International Conference on Foreign Literature. Wichita, KS, April 1995

« Sexuality, Violence and Search for Identity in Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street», No Limits: Regional Women's Studies Conference. Lincoln, NE, March 1995

« El elemento metaliterario como estrategia de construcción en Los cuentos de Eva Luna», Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, September 1994.