2018 – Present               Assistant Professor; English Department, City University of New York - Hostos Community College; Bronx, NY

2016 – 2018                   Lecturer, English Department; The Ohio State University - Mansfield; Mansfield, OH

2017 – 2017                   Adjunct Professor; English Department, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

2011- 2016                     Graduate Teaching Associate; English Department, The Ohio State University - Columbus; Columbus, OH

2013 – 2015                   Adjunct Instructor; English Department; The University of Rio Grande; Rio Grande, OH


2010 – 2016                  PhD, English; The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

2007 – 2010                  BA, English; Stony Brook University; Stony Brook, OH

2008                               Certificate, Spanish Language and Literature; The University of Granada; Granada, Andalusia, Spain


2017              Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellowship (award declined)

2016              Dissertation Fellow, English Department, The Ohio State University 

2010              University Fellow, Graduate School, The Ohio State University

Selected Grants and Awards

2020            Scholarship to Attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, Canada; Renaissance Society                       of America

2019             Book Completion Award ($5,000); CUNY Graduate Center

2019             Research Grant; PSC-CUNY Research Foundation

2017             Muste Award for Best Dissertation, Ohio State English Department

                       Nominated for the Mansfield Campus Excellence in Teaching Award, Ohio State

2016             Professional Development Grant, Royal Shakespeare Company Arts Initiative

                       Research Grant, Ohio State College of Arts and Humanities

2015             Margaret Blickle Travel and Research Award, The Ohio State University

2014             Yearlong Research Grant, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

                       Best Essay in Women and Gender Studies Award, Northeast Modern Languages Association Women and Gender Studies Caucus

2014             Coca Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant, Coca Cola Scholars Foundation

2012             Digital Media Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work, Ohio State English Department



1. Spanish Romance in the Battle for Global Supremacy: Tudor and Stuart Black Legends; forthcoming with Anthem Press in its “Epic and World Romance” series.

This book explores the use of tales of love and arms as politicizing forces in a covert culture war between England and Spain, reflecting both a concern with the Reformation and with the opening up of the transatlantic world.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Translations

1. “‘[C]arried away with The Myrrour of Knighthood’: Hispanophobia and the Rhetorical Feminization of Romance Literature,” in Arthur F. Marotti, ed. New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, VI. Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society 2011-2016 (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies/RETS, 2019), 269-295. Print.

2. “‘De-Naturalizing’ Rape in Translation: Margaret Tyler’s Mirrour of Princely Deedes and Knighthood (1578).” Modern Language Studies 44.2 (Winter 2015): 10-27. Print.

3. Translation. “Treasury Correspondence of Alfonso V of Aragon.” Translation from medieval Catalan to modern English. Translation to be published in Sarah Kozlowski, “Jan van Eyck’s Saint George and the Dragon between Bruges and Naples.” Predella: Journal of Visual Arts. (forthcoming).


Works in Progress

1. Early Modern Revenge Tragedy: Mapping Stoicism onto Revenge Tragedy

An exploration of the Black Legend's impact on English revenge tragedy and the Orientalized depiction of Spanish characters in the tradition of Senecan drama.

2. Objects of Resistance and Repression: Shakespeare’s Fragments in Inquisitorial Spain

A book history project that traces the material history of a second folio of Shakespeare’s Workes (1632) that was censored by the Spanish Inquisition. 

3. “An Excerpt from Antonio de Eslava’s Winter Nights: Shakespeare’s Spanish Source for The Tempest.” Translation of early modern Castilian to English.


Edited Works

1. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 23.2 (Spring 2016). Print.

2. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 23.1 (Fall 2015). Print.

3. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 22.2 (Spring 2015). Print.

4. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 22.1 (Fall 2014). Print.

5. Editorial Board; Online edition of The Ivan S. Gilbert Collection of Stephens Family Travel Letters and Ephemera. Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscript Libraries. 2011. (co-Editor)


Media Coverage

1. Victoria Muñoz. "Spanish Romances and the Roots of British Imperialism." The Academic Minute. 2020. Audio recording.

2. Doug Lederman. "Academic Minute: Romance Novels and the Roots of War." Inside Higher Ed Quick Takes. 2020. Repost.