PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2004
MA, University of California, Riverside, 2001
BA, Willamette University, 1999
My teaching approach centers on respect for students. I consider students to be intellectual equals capable of teaching me as well as learning from me. I believe that the classroom should be a comfortable setting where students are free to speak in Spanish, commit errors, and learn from their mistakes. I also think that the Spanish language classroom has the added benefit of allowing students to explore topics that have to do with their own lives. With this in mind, I like to provide them with the opportunity to talk about themselves in Spanish. In literature courses I talk with students individually about their interests and suggest Latin American authors they would like to read for class or even after the semester is over.
- Latin American Women Filmmakers
- Latin American Cinema
- Latin American Literature
- Contemporary Mexican Novel