Education

PhD in Spanish Literature. ABD. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. Expected May 2020.

MA in Spanish. Specialty in Prose Literature. Saint Louis University. Madrid, Spain. 2015.

BA in Spanish. Specialty in Latin American and Literature and Cultures. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. 2012.


Awards and Recognition

Bilsland Fellow for Outstanding Dissertation, Purdue University, 2019-2020

Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Teaching, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, 2019

Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Teaching, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, 2018

President, Graduate Student Committee, 2017-2018.

Ross Fellow for Outstanding PhD Student, Purdue University, 2015-2016.


Fellowships and Grants

Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship ($20,000). Purdue University. 2019-2020.

Professionalism Grant for podcast development. Purdue Graduate Student Government.

PROMISE Travel Grant ($1500) for international conference travel. Purdue University.

Summer Course Design Grant ($750) for course design materials. Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University. 2018.

Purdue Research Foundation Summer Grant ($3550) for independent research. Purdue University. 2018.

PROMISE Travel Grant ($750) for domestic conference travel. Purdue University, 2017.

PROMISE Travel Grant ($1500) for international conference travel. Purdue University. 2016.

Ross Fellowship ($17,000). Purdue University. 2015-2016.


Publications

Articles

"A Cognitive Approach to Sinister, Very Short Fiction in Casa de muñecas." Spanish and Portuguese Review 3 (2017), pp. 87-98. [https://spanportreview.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/9-gabbard-vol-31.pdf

Conference Proceedings

“'Yo no puedo más': el cansado y deprimido caballero de la Mancha". Actas Electrónicas del Sexto Simposio Anual de Español. Madrid. 2016. [https://www.slu.edu/Documents/Madrid/academics/conferences/actas-6-simposio.pdf] ISSN 2530-5417.

“Narrative and the Brain: Human Cognition Approach to Teaching Foreign Language Literature”. Conference Proceedings INTED Valencia. 2016. doi. 0.21125/inted.2016.1728 


Conference & Symposia Presentations

2019

“Developing Empathy in the L2 Literature Classroom.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Irvine, CA.

"Feeling Wrinkles: Embodied Cognition and the Graphic Novel." Cincinnati Conference on Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, Ohio.

2018

"The Landscapes of La Mancha: Autopoietic Madness and Enactive Cognition in Don Quijote." Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Toronto, Canada.

“What is it like to be a snake? Reader, Empathy, and Psychological Distance in Quiroga’s ‘Anaconda’.” Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference. West Lafayette, IN.

2017

"Cárcel de amor: Is the Author in love with Laureola?" Midwestern Modern Languages Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

“Embodied Cognition in Miguel de Unamuno’s Niebla." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.  (April)

 “A Cognitive Approach to Sinister, Very Short Fiction in Casa de muñecas.” Carolina Conference in Romance Studies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (March)

2016

“’Yo no puedo más’: el cansado y deprimido caballero de la Mancha" 6º Anual Simposio de Español, Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain.  (March)

“Narrative and the Brain: Human Cognition Approach to Teaching". INTED Valencia 2016, Valencia, Spain. (March) 

2014

Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino dento de la obra El árbol de la ciencia”4º Anual Simposio de Español, Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain.  (April)


Works in Progress

Empirical Research and Experiments

“Primed for Reading: Thematic Suggestion and Microrrelatos.” Currently in data analysis phase.

“The Effects of Studying L2 Literature on Students’ Theory of Mind.” Second round of data collection phase through Fall 2019.

Articles

“Embodied Cognition and Conceptual Metaphors in the Graphic Novel Arrugas.”

“Don Quijote de Vallecas: La normalización de lo absurdo en la cultura española”


Professional Development

SAFE Zone Training, Workshop, LGBTQ Center, Purdue University, 2018.

Summer Course Design Institute, Multi-day intensive workshop, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University. 2018.

Grant Writing, Workshop, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University. 2018.

Teaching for Inclusiveness, Workshop, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University. 2018.

Teaching College Spanish, Semester-long course, Purdue University. 2015.

Teaching for Diversity, Workshop, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University. 2015.

Teaching Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, Semester-length course, Saint Louis University. 2014.


Academic Service

Service to the Department

Recruiter/Promotion Volunteer, Purdue Spring Fest, March 2018

Invited talk, "Cognition and microrrelatos," Graduate-level course on literary criticism, Nov. 2017.

Tutor, Weekly Portuguese Language Coffee Hour, 2016-present

Tutor, Weekly Spanish Language Coffee Hour, 2015-present

Service to the University or School

President, Graduate Student Committee, 2017-2018

Webmaster, Graduate Student Committee, 2017-2018

Service to the Field

Book review, List Cultures: Knowledge and Poetics from Mesopotamia to BuzzFeed. Liam Young, Amsterdam UP. In Configurations, in press.

Editorial proofreader, Purdue Studies in Romance Languages, Purdue University.

Graduate Student Liason, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Creator, producer, host, "Fiction on the Mind" podcast, 2018- present

Organizer, Cognitive Literary Studies Reading Group, Purdue University, 2017-present

Abstract Reviewer, Purdue Language, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference, 2017-18

Volunteer, Purdue Language, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference, 2017-18

Abstract Reviewer, Purdue Languages and Cultures Conference, 2016-17

Volunteer, Purdue Languages and Cultures Conference, 2016-17

Editorial proofreaderDrug Delivery: Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd ed. Francis & Taylor. 2015. Unpublished translation for


Academic Appointments

Graduate Teaching Assistant Purdue University, West Lafayette. 2016-2019

 Courses taught:

 Online Moderator: 

Introduction to Hispanic Film MOOC, Spring 2018

 Primary Instructor:

Spanish Level I (Spanish 102): Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Spanish Level III (Spanish 201): Spring 2016

Spanish Level VI (Spanish 302): Fall 2017, Spring 2018

Introduction to Hispanic Literature (Spanish 241): Upcoming Fall 2018

Adjunct Faculty in Spanish, Ivy Tech Community College, Crawfordsville, IN. 2018

English as a Second Language InstructorCESIF, Madrid. 2014-2015.

Courses taught:

Primary Instructor: Business English for Science Professions, B2 Level

English as a Second Language Volunteer Co-InstructorSaint Louis University, Madrid. 2012-2014.

Courses taught:

Beginner ESL: Fall 2012, Spring

Lower Intermediate ESL: Fall

Advanced ESL: Spring 2014, Fall 2014

Spanish Teaching AssistantSaint Louis University, Madrid. 2012-2014

Courses Taught:

 Online Spanish Level1: Fall 2012

Advanced Oral Communication: Spring 2014


Experience in Digital Education

Teaching Experience

Two-Way Live Streaming as Virtual Professor to Virtual Students, Ivy Tech Community College, Fall 2018-present.

Hispanic Film MOOC online moderator/discussion leader, Spring 2018-present.

TA for Online Spanish Level 1 for School of Professional Studies, Saint Louis University, Fall 2012

LMS and Platform Expertise

Perusall - successful integration with Blackboard while at Purdue University.

Cascade - webmaster for the School of Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Committee.

Blackboard

Canvas

Banner


Additional Projects

Translation. 2017. Martín Rodriguez, María, M.ª D. González Rivera , A. Campos Izquierdo, D. del Hierro Pinés and J.E. Jiménez-Beatty Navarro."Expectations by the Latent Demand of Physical Activity of Older Women and Men in Spain" (Org. "Expectativas en la demanda latente de actividad física de las mujeres y hombres mayores en España". CCD 15 6(5): 141-50.  Unpublished translation for research in cardiology.


Memberships

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP

International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Society for Literature, Science, & the Arts (SLSA)


Languages

English, native

Spanish, fluent

Portuguese, upper-intermediate

American Sign Language, intermediate

Latin, can read with a dictionary