Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies
Licenciatura, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 1991
MA, PhD, University of Nebraska, 1993, 1997
As a professor of Hispanic Studies, Pepa teaches Spanish language and culture, and Latin American and U.S. Latina/o literature.
Her research interests include fiction by women writers of the Caribbean, narratives of the migration experience, and the work of Gabriel García Márquez, particularly his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude
Some of her teaching assignments include Cultures of Latin America, Advanced Oral Expression, Hispanic Short Story, Literature of the Americas, Migration Narratives, Magical Realism: Narrating the Myth in Latin America, Utopian Spaces in 20th Century Latin American Literature, Around Macondo in Eighty Days (for Latin American Studies), Surveillance Society: Control, Resistance, and (Digital) Revolution (for Humanities), and Between Two Borders: (Trans) Mexican Migrations in Literature and Film (for the PLU/UPS Oaxaca Program)