About me

I am assistant professor of Latinx studies in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia. I specialize in Latinx and Caribbean literature and culture, with special attention to the cultural production of the Dominican Republic and its diaspora in the United States. Some of my research papers and reviews have appeared in edited volumes, and mid-high tier academic journals, Ciberletras, Centro Journal, The Black Scholar, Chasqui. Revista de literatura latinoamericana, Small Axe, and Cuadernos de literatura (forthcoming). I was the 2016-2017 National Supermarket Association (NSA) Dominican Studies Fellow. I am working on two book projects:  Beyond Borderlands. Popular Music in Contemporary Dominican/Dominican-York Literature and Performance  and Tracing the Legacy of Camila Henríquez Ureña through Translation and Beyond. Co-authored with Dr. Annee Roschelle. (Under contract by Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña Press).

In 2011, I co-founded the Dominican Studies Group at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I have served as Modern Languages Assembly Delegate (2015-2018) and I was recently elected as secretary/treasurer for the Latino Studies section of the Latin American Studies Association “LASA” (2018-2020).

My research has been generously funded by the Dominican Studies Institute and The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (State University of New York).

I am a Dominicanyork, Caribeña, Latina in Academia who is very committed to empowering women of color in academic and artistic spaces. Review on my recent talk on Women of Color in academia was featured in The New Paltz Oracle