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.
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)
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.