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- PhD - Spanish (Hispanic Studies), University of Illinois at Chicago;
- MA - Spanish (Hispanic Studies), University of Illinois at Chicago;
- BA - Spanish (Hispanic Studies), Harvard University; Cambridge,
Research and Teaching Interests
- Afro-Hispanic writers and themes in Latin America and Africa
- Music as an expression of tri-ethnicity in the Americas
- Islam in the Americas
- Islamic representation in Don Quijote
- "Bridging Cultures and
Crossing Academic Divides: Teaching the Americas and the New Millenium" (Construyendo
puentes sobre culturas y cruzando divisiones acadmicas: enseando las Amricas
en el nuevo milenio). Methaodos: revista de ciencias sociales, Vol. 1,
Nro. 1 (nov 2013): 154-160.
- Music and Narrative: Portraying Race, Class and Gender on a Canvass of
Pre-Revolutionary Cuba in Las criadas de La Habana (2001)/The Maids of Havana
(translated 2010), a novel by Pedro Prez Sarduy, Dilogo 14
(Publication of the Latino Research Center of DePaul University) Fall, 2011.
- Bantu Eye for the Western Eco-critic: Looking at Two Contemporary Literary
Works from Equatorial Guinea. College Language Association Journal, Vol. LIV, No.
2, Dec., 2010.
- Renegotiating an African Identity Before and After Imperial Spain: Race,
Class, Religion and Politics Explored in Don
Quijote. Marges 32 (Special issue): Discursos poscoloniales
y renegociaciones de las identidades negras. fricas, Amricas, Caribes,
Europa. Eds. Clment Animan Akassi and Victorien LaVou Zoungbo. Perpignan,
France: Presses Universitaires de Perpignan, Fall, 2010.
- Double Voice and Tri-ethnicity: Mapping a Discourse of Dialogism in Chang el Gran
Putas by Manuel Zapata Olivella. Negritud:
Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos, Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer, 2009.
- DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, Chicago, Illinois
Earned DePaul QM Star Award for
Excellence in Online Course Design for achieving a perfect score in the DePaul
Internal Quality Matters Review (Fall, 2012) Course: LST 200 Founding Myths
and Cultural Conquest in Latin America
- NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)
Selected from a national pool
of candidates to attend an NEH Institute (five weeks), The Literature of
Equatorial Guinea at Howard University, Washington, D.C. (June-July, 2008)