2015 – Present
Ph.D. Candidate / Program in Modern Thought and Literature
Minor in Art History
Advisors: Héctor Hoyos; Jean Ma; Shane Denison; Zephyr Frank; Fabio Barry
2011 – 2013
M.A. in English / Focus on literature
George Mason University
2005 – 2008
B.A. in Government and International Politics
Minor in Latin American Studies
George Mason University
ACADEMIC & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2017 – 2018 Instructor, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Honors College.
July – Aug. 2017 Instructor, Stanford University, Pre-collegiate Summer Institutes.
July – Aug. 2016 Instructor, Stanford University, Pre-collegiate Summer Institutes.
2007 – 2008 Research Assistant, George Mason University. Project: State Violence and Social Movements in Latin America, directed by Professor Jo-Marie Burt.
German Intensive course, 8 weeks; A2.1. German Language A2 Certification. Goethe-Institut. Berlin, Germany.
“Roberto Bolaño’s Urban Labyrinths: The City as Metaphor for the Silent Universe” in José E. González and Timothy R. Robbins eds. Urban Landscapes in 21st Century Latin American Fiction. Palgrave McMillan.
“Mark Baugh-Sasaki: Art as Archeology of the Landscape.” in Matthew J. Mason ed. Site Unseen: 2017 MFA Exhibition Catalog. Stanford: Department of Art and Art History.
“Juicio a Fujimori: Tercer reporte de la misión de observación de WOLA” Translation of Third WOLA Observer Mission Report on the Fujimori Trial, by Jo-Marie Burt. The Washington Office on Latin America website.
INVITED LECTURES & CONFERENCES
“Batman and Urbanism.” Guest lecture for the course Batman Begins: How the Nineteenth Century Created the Dark Knight, with Professor Brian Wall. Honors College, University of Las Vegas Nevada.
“Rogelio Salmona and the Reconfiguration of Space in Bogotá, Colombia, 1970 – 2001.” Paper presentation, Interdisciplinary Dissertation Workshop: DLCL, Art & Art History, Communications, and English departments. Respondent: Claus Pias. Stanford University.
“The Library of Babel and the Utopian City.” Guest lecture for the course Borges and Philosophy, with Professor Héctor Hoyos. Stanford University.
“Lessons from the German Public Sphere Debate.” Paper presentation, annual meeting of the Law and Society Association (LSA). Mexico City.
“Public Space and Experience: Bogotá and the Urbanism of Enrique Peñalosa.” Paper presentation, annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). “Urban Cultural Studies” panel. Boston.
“Metabolisms of Leisure: Event Urbanism in Washington DC.” Paper presentation, 2016 Ruhr Ph.D. Forum in American Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Dortmund.
COURSES TAUGHT & DESIGNED
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Spring 2018 Architecture and Ideology: Design and the Capitalist City. HON 410.
Fall 2017 Utopian/Dystopian Visions of the City in Cinema and Literature. HON 410.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes
July – Aug 2017 21st Century Humanities: Visions of the City in Cinema and Literature.
July – Aug 2016 20th Century Art, Aesthetics, and Culture: Introduction to Modernism.
2017 – 2018 Director of Working Group on Architecture, Form and Experience.
2017 – 2018 Mentor. Stanford Vice Provost for Graduate Education EDGE-SBE.
2016 – 2017 Mentor. First Generation and Low Income (FLI) Mentoring Program.
FELLOWSHIPS & RECOGNITIONS
Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) Fellow
Stanford VPGE Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE-SBE) Fellow
George Mason University Angela J. Khoury/Stephen T. Early Award.
2018 VPGE-EDGE Research Travel Grant
2018 Europe Center Graduate Student Research Grant
2018 Stanford VPGE-SPICE Grant (Working Group on Architecture, From and Experience)
2017 Stanford VPGE SPICE Grant (Working Group on Architecture, Form and Experience)
2017 Stanford VPGE-EDGE Conference Travel Grant
2016 Stanford Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Field Research Travel Grant
2016 Stanford VPGE-EDGE Research Travel Grant
2016 Stanford VPGE-EDGE Conference Travel Grant
2015 Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Office (HSDO) Intensive Language Pilot Grant
December 2016 Volunteer Guide. We the People, Nevada Regional Competition. CW Woodberry Middle School. Las Vegas, NV.
December 2015 Volunteer Judge. We the People, Northern Virginia Regional Competition. Woodgrove High School. Purcellville, VA.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2009 – 2015 Contract Analyst. Michael Baker International. Alexandria, VA.
2008 – 2009 Teacher, English as a Second Language. Herndon High School. Herndon, VA
2016 – Present Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
2016 – Present American Association of Geographers
English (native); Spanish (native); German (Reading); French (Reading)