I specialize in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and culture, with a focus on women’s and gender studies, visual and material culture, and critical and cultural theory. I hold a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University (2018), and I currently teach Spanish literature and culture, as well as fashion history and theory, at New York City College of Technology, of the City University of New York.
My ongoing book project, tentatively entitled Accessorizing the Body: Mapping Fashion Objects in the Ibero-American World (1830-1910), examines from a transnational perspective the representation of gender and modernity in Spain and postcolonial Latin America through the lens of fashion and material culture. My research has been supported by competitive fellowships and grants from Georgetown University, as well as from national and international institutions, including Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, the Northeast Modern Language Association, The Fashion Studies Journal, and the Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas. To date, my academic articles have appeared in Letras Femeninas, Letras Hispanas, and Hispania, among others, and I have recently colaborated in edited volumes, such as Fashioning Spain: From Mantillas to Rosalía (Eds. F. Fernández de Alba & M. Garcés, Bloomsbury, 2021).