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EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature. Concentration in Colonial Literature and Cultural Studies. Georgetown University. Washington, D.C. 2003.

Licenciatura in Philosophy with concentration in Cultural Anthropology. Universidad Autónoma. Madrid, Spain. 1994.

PAPERS

Conference papers

“Una ciudad para los muertos: el cementerio general de Lima y el control de la religiosidad barroca.” Del Barroco al Neobarroco: realidades y transferencias culturales. Universitas Castellae. Valladolid, June 23-25, 2010.

“En carrera de salvación: muerte, esclavitud y escritura en la Lima colonial”. Universitas Castellae/McGill. Congreso Internacional. Valladolid, Junio 23-26, 2009.

“Afro-Peruvian Writing in the Age of the Enlightenment: The Work of José Manuel Valdés.” XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Rio de Janeiro. June 9-13, 2009.

“En carrera de salvación: muerte, esclavitud y escritura en la Lima colonial”. Universitas Castellae/McGill. Congreso Internacional. Valladolid, Junio 23-26, 2009.

“Afro-Peruvian Writing in the Age of the Enlightenment: The Work of José Manuel Valdés.” XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Rio de Janeiro. June 9-13, 2009.

“Modernidad, barroco y estudios latinoamericanos.” Congreso de la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas, Ottawa, Mayo 26-29, 2009.

“Santos barrocos y hagiografía ilustrada.” Congress of the Colonial Americas Studies Organization. Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais (Brasil). Belo Horizonte. November 13, 2008.

“S’impugni l’spada: The conquest of Mexico in the opera Motezuma (1733) by Luigi Giusti and Antonio Vivaldi”. Congress of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth century studies. Montreal. October 16, 2008.

“De la muerte barroca a la muerte ilustrada”. McGill University. La constitución del barroco: congreso internacional. Montreal. September 26, 2008.

“Literature, writing and literacy in 19th Century Afro-Spanish America: A comparative approach to the works of José Manuel Valdés, Candelario Obeso and Francisco Manzano.” XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Montreal, Canada. September 5-9, 2007.

“Tragedia, esclavitud y escritura: Zafira de Juan Francisco Manzano y los orígenes del teatro afro-hispanoamericano.” International Conference. Universitas Castellae. Valladolid, Spain. June 25-27, 2007.

“Periodismo y literatura en la escritura afro-hispanoamericana de principios del siglo XX: de Martín Morúa Delgado a Gaspar Octavio Hernández.” Canadian Association of Hispanists. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Canada. May 26-29, 2007.

“Admiral der Weltmeere: Werner Egk’s Columbus (1933/1942) and the Recreation of History on the German Opera Stage.” Canadian Historical Association. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Canada. May 27-29, 2007.

“Música, literatura y memoria en Il Guarany de Carlos Gomes.” International Conference. Universitas Castellae. Congreso Internacional. Valladolid, Spain. June 26-28, 2006.

“De la Lima colonial al París del Segundo Imperio: música, colonialismo y nación en La Périchole de Jacques Offenbach.” Canadian Association of Hispanists. York University. Toronto, Canada. May 27-29, 2006.

“El Horrible Destino: historia y memoria de la conquista de México en la ópera Montezuma (1755) de Carl Heinrich Graun.” Association Francophone pour le Savoir (Acfas). McGill University. Montreal, Canada. May 15-19, 2006.

“Ensayos de la memoria: la construcción intelectual de la historia latinoamericana.” XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 16-19, 2006.

“Narratives of Origin: Blacks and the Social Construction of Caste in 17th century Lima.” American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC, USA. November 30-December 4, 2005.

“Incas y Aztecas en la imaginación transatlántica: teatro, historia y memoria en The Indian Queen de Henry Purcell.” Canadian Association of Hispanists. University of Western Ontario. London, Canada. May 28-June 1, 2005.

“Music, Memory and Colonialism in Wolfgang Rihm’s The Conquest of Mexico.” Beyond Colonial Studies: An Interdisciplinary Symposium. Brown University. Providence, USA. November 4-6, 2004.

“Sepa vuestra merced: la comunidad negra de Lima y la cultura notarial en el siglo XVII.” XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Las Vegas, USA. October 7-10, 2004.

“De esclavos a escribas: memoria, escritura y autobiografía en la literatura afro-latinoamericana.” Salvaging the Self: Memory, Oblivion and the Autobiographical Text. An International Symposium. Department of Hispanic Studies. McGill University. Montreal, Canada. March 16, 2004.

“La difusión de la cultura letrada en la comunidad negra de Lima del siglo XVII.” CASO (Colonial Americas Studies Organization). 1st International Interdisciplinary Symposium. Washington, DC, USA. October 9-11, 2003.

“Testamentos de mujeres de origen africano: raza, género y propiedad en la Lima colonial.” XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Washington, DC, USA. 2001.

“Ceremonias de poder y subordinación social: fiestas de mulatos en el Perú colonial.” XXXIII Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI). Salamanca, Spain. 2000.

“La escritura y el discurso de la santidad en la Lima colonial (1600-1650).” XXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Miami, USA. 2000.

Invited papers

“Raza, medicina y piedad: médicos mulatos y físicos cristianos en la Lima colonial.” University of Liverpool. The Hispanic Baroque. Group Meeting. Liverpool, UK. May 10-11, 2010.

“Music, History and (Science-)Fiction: Philip Glass’ The Voyage and the Operatic Lives of Christopher Columbus.” Atlantic Narratives Symposium. University of Miami/Florida International University. Miami, Florida. February 4-5, 2010.

“De monstruos, partos y palomas: José Pastor Larrinaga y las polémicas obstétricas en la Lima colonial.” Barroco ilustrado: representaciones y discursos en el ámbito hispánico transatlántico. International Congress. UNAM. México DF, México. October 28-30, 2009.

“Muerte en la ciudad letrada: funerales reales en la Lima colonial.” Centro de Recursos del español. Université de Montreal. Quebec, Canada. February 19, 2009.

“Yawar Fiesta and the indigenist literary tradition. McGill University. Department of History. Montreal. January 15, 2009.

“La escritura afro-hispanoamericana y los márgenes del modernismo. Universidad de Barcelona. Departamento de Filología Hispánica. Barcelona. December 15, 2008.

“De los modos de escribir la historia: historia, ensayo y novela en Hispanoamérica.” Department of Modern Literatures and Languages. Université Laval. Research seminar in Hispanic Studies. Directed by Prof. Emilia Deffis. Quebec, Canada. October 9, 2007.

“José María Arguedas’ Deep Rivers.” Department of History. McGill University. Montreal, Canada. January 25, 2007.

“Memoria e indigenismo.” Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. University of Western Ontario. London, Canada. January 28, 2005.

“El camino a los altares: santidad, escritura y colonialismo en Lima.” Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. University of Montreal. Montreal, Canada. February 13, 2004.

“Mapping the New World.” Interdisciplinary Program of Latin American Studies. McGill University. Montreal, Canada. January 21, 2004.

“Black Troy: Theater, Memory, and Literacy in Colonial Lima.” Department of History. McGill University. Montreal, Canada. November 11, 2003.

TEACHING

Graduate teaching

From the Baroque to the Neo-Baroque: Transatlantic Dialogues in Hispanic Culture. HISP-676 (Fall 2008).

From Slaves to Scribes: Literacy, Subalternity and the Emergence of Afro-Hispanic Literature. HISP-693 (Winter 2008).

Gender, Sexuality and Writing. HISP-691 (Winter 2007).

The Latin American Essay. HISP-681 (Winter 2006).

Indigenism and the Politics of Memory. HISP-681 (Winter 2005).

Rise and Fall of Testimonial Literature. HISP-693 (Winter 2004).

Undergraduate teaching

McGill University

Seminar in Hispanic Studies. Course title: Gender, Sexuality and Writing. HISP-505 (Winter 2007).

Major Figures: Spanish America. Course title: Mario Vargas Llosa. HISP-455 (Winter 2009).

Major Figures: Spanish America. Course title: Gabriel García Márquez. HISP-455 (Winter 2007).

Topics: Spanish American Literature. Course title: Dictatorship: Spanish America. HISP- 439 (Winter 2006; Winter 2008).

Viceregal America. HISP-437 (Winter 2006).

Dictatorship: Hispanic America. HISP-434 (Fall 2003).

Generation of 1898. HISP-350 (Fall 2005).

Spanish American Drama. HISP-333 (Fall 2004; Fall 2007).

Spanish American Literature of the 19th century. HISP-332 (Winter 2004).

Literature of Ideas: Latin America. HISP-328 (Fall 2003; Fall 2005; Fall 2008).

Literature of Ideas: Spain. HISP-327 (Fall 2004; Fall 2007).

Survey of Spanish American Literature 2. HISP-244 (Winter 2007; Winter 2005).

Survey of Spanish Literature 2. HISP-242 (Winter 2009).

Georgetown University

Survey of Spanish American Colonial Literature. SPAN-263 (Fall 2001).

Spanish Expository Writing. Section Coordinator (Fall 2001; Spring 2002; Fall 2002; Spring 2003).

Spanish Expository Writing. SPAN-153 (Fall 2000; Spring 2001; Spring 2002; Fall 2002; Spring 2003).

Spain in Context. SPAN-101 (Fall 2000).

PH.D. Supervision

Wolff, Victoria. “From Literary Page to Musical Stage: Writers, Librettists, and Composers of Zarzuela and Opera in Spain and Latin America.” Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Hispanic Studies. In progress. Role: Supervisor.

Thesis deposited: May 21, 2008.

M.A. Supervision

Osegueda, Ximena. “Huatulqueños y Samahua: el referente, el texto y su recepción. M.A. Thesis. Department of Hispanic Studies. McGill University. 2005. (Dean’s Honor List). Role: Supervisor.

Undergraduate Supervision (Honours Thesis)

Department of Hispanic Studies

Allard, Vicky. “Historia y ficción en Santa Evita de Tomás Eloy Martínez”. HISP-490. In progress. Role: Supervisor.

Freeman, Sara. “La construcción de la ciudad en el cine mexicano contemporáneo”. HISP-490. In progress. Role: Supervisor.

Arnold-Levene, Elise. “La autobiografía y la Revolución Cubana.” HISP-490. In progress. Role: Supervisor.

Litán, Cecilia. “Homosexualidades en No se lo digas a nadie y La noche es virgen: luz sobre el orden patriarcal limeño.” HISP-490. 2008. Role: Supervisor.

Madisson, Eugenia. “Formas de reflexión sobe el pasado en la obra Cien años de Soledad de Gabriel García Márquez.” Honors Thesis in Hispanic Studies. HISP-490. 2007. Role: Supervisor.

Palomares, Claudio. “El discurso de los intelectuales: abordando las políticas culturales cubanas a través de los ojos de García Márquez, Julio Cortázar y la familia intelectual latinoamericana de 1959 a 1971.” Honors Thesis in Hispanic Studies HISP-490. 2007. Role: Supervisor.

Finkel, Anna. “Mexico en llamas: religión, violencia, muerte y el infierno en la obra de Juan Rulfo.” Honors Thesis in Hispanic Studies. HISP-490. 2006. Role: Supervisor.

Bellina, María Inés. “La identidad peruana en Bryce Echenique.” Honors Thesis in Hispanic Studies. HISP 490. 2005. Role: Supervisor.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

Paskett, Cecile. “Ecuadorian Literature under the Dictatorship.” Honors Thesis in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. LACS 498. 2004. Role: Supervisor.

Hernández, Georgina. “Chilean Children of Elementary School Age in Montréal: Socialized by Two Conflicting Sets of Values?” Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. LACS 498. 2004. Role: Supervisor.

International Development Studies Program

Suss, Lesley. “Civil Society and the Argentinean Military Dictatorship of 1976-1983.” Honors Thesis in International Development. INTD-492. 2006. Role: Supervisor.

Bodmer-Roy, Annabelle. “Democratization and Human Rights in Chile.” Honors Thesis in International Development Studies. INTD 492. 2006. Role: Supervisor.

Goreshi, Kimia. “Is the booming economy a looming predator to Human and Environmental development? An investigation of the relationship between economic growth and environmental degradation.” Honors Thesis in International Development Studies. INTD 491. 2004. Role: Supervisor.

Ph.D. Defense Committees

Carter, Jennifer. “Re-creating the Poetic Imaginary: Alexandre Lenoir and the Musée des Monuments Français.” Ph.D. Thesis Committee. School of Architecture. McGill University. 2007. Role: External reader.

Giordano, Graciela. “Más allá del trauma colectivo: represión y exilio

en la narrativa de mujeres y el cine argentino.” Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Hispanic Studies. McGill University. 2006. Role: Internal reader.

Gagnon-Riopel, Julie. “Masculinidades de Moda: Machos del Siglo de Oro.” Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Hispanic Studies. McGill University. 2003. Role: Internal reader.

Ph.D. Comprehensive Examinations Committees

Fialdini, Rossana (Winter 2008).

Maurer, Valerie (Winter 2008).

Woff, Victoria (Winter 2007).

Manrique-Gómez, Marta (Winter 2007).

Ohanna, Natalio (Winter 2007).

M.A. Thesis Committees

Bejar, Giovanna. “La sombra del racismo peruano en los cuentos de Julio Ramón Ribeyro.” M.A. Thesis. Department of Hispanic Studies. McGill University. 2004. Role: Internal reader.

Robalino Vanegas, Gladys Alicia. “La mentira como componente identitario en La verdad sospechosa de Juan Ruiz de Alarcón.” M.A. Thesis. Department of Hispanic Studies. McGill University. 2004. Role: Internal reader.

Brockmann Rojas, María E. “(Re)turning Migrants: Narratives of Bolivian Transnational Migrants.” M.A. Thesis. Department of Anthropology. McGill University. 2004. Role: External reader.

M.A. Examination Committees (M.A without Thesis)

Kakon, Alecsandra (Winter 2008)

Li, Feying (Winter 2008)

Enciso Valderrama, Giovanna (Summer 2006)

Undergraduate Examination Committees (Honours Thesis)

Fontaine, Pascale. “Los excéntricos de Cervantes: remedio sabio para renovar la literatura.” Honours Thesis. HISP-490. 2007. Role: Second reader.

Aubert, Melanie. “Buscando la libertad: un estudio del cautiverio en las comedias de Cervantes.” Honours Thesis. HISP-490. 2004. Role: Second reader.

SERVICE

Service to the Department of Hispanic Studies

Department positions

Director of Undergraduate Programs and Undergraduate Advisor of the Department of Hispanic Studies. April 2005-present. Main responsibilities include:

Supervision of Undergraduate Programs and Courses in the Department of Hispanic Studies

Academic advising for all Minor, Major, and Honours students of the Department of Hispanic Studies

E-mail advising in addition to regular office hours

Supervision and approval of study abroad applications and transfer of credits requests from departmental students and non-departmental students taking language and literature courses at Spanish and Latin American Universities.

Promotion of the undergraduate programs and literature courses of the Department of Hispanic Studies through the creation of email distribution lists, flyers and talks

Promotion of the course offerings of the Department of Hispanic Studies among undergraduate students currently enrolled in our language and literature classes

Supervision and approval of recommendations for graduation

Organization of Talks and Conferences

“The Constitution of the Hispanic Baroque.” International Symposium. Conflicting Identities and Representations Research Group (The Hispanic Baroque). Together with Prof. Jesús Pérez-Magallón. September 25-27, 2008.

Victor Vich (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú). “Nombrar la violencia: dos estrategias en el Perú.” November 30, 2007.

Carolina Benavides and Ximena Querol (Nexos Voluntarios, Perú). “Changing Lives: The Experience of Volunteering in Peru.” Together with Prof. Pérez-Magallón. October 12, 2006.

Beatriz de Alba-Koch (University of Victoria). “"'Por amor a la patria': la mexicanidad de Clavigero y su narración de la conquista de México." Together with Prof. Kay Sibbald. March 30, 2006.

Francisco Morán (Southern Methodist University). “Julián del Casal o el canon emplumado.” Together with Prof. Kay Sibbald. November 25, 2005.

Efraín Subero (Universidad Simón Bolívar). “Origen y evolución de la hispanidad.” Together with Prof. Kay Sibbald. November 2, 2005.

Nancy Morejón. Poetry reading. Together with Professor Pierre Brotherton (Anthropology) and Fernanda Macchi (Hispanic Studies). October 8, 2004.

Other Departmental Activities

Organization of the Undergraduate Orientation Sessions. 2005-2008.

Representative of the Department of Hispanic Studies in the Faculty of Arts Open House. 2005-2008.

Representative of the Department of Hispanic Studies in the McGill University Freshman Fair. 2005-2008.

Representative of the Department of Hispanic Studies in the meeting of Chairs of Departments of Language and Literature in substitution of Prof. Sibbald. Summer 2006.

Representative of the Deparment of Hispanic Studies in the meeting of the Muti-Track Program Review Committee in substitution of Prof. Kay Sibbald. Friday, April 21, 2006.

Representative of the Deparment of Hispanic Studies in the meeting of the Arts Administrative Group. Winter 2006.

Co-organization of the information session “Research Tools in Hispanic Students for Undergraduate Students” (together with Juanita Jara de Sumar, McLennan Library). McLennan Library. Fall 2005.

Creation of the guidelines for McLennan Library purchases and adquisitions in Hispanic Studies (together with Prof. Amanda Holmes). Fall 2005.

Representative of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at the meeting of Latin American Studies Programs organized by Georgetown University in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 8th, 2004.

Service to the Faculty of Arts

Participation in Faculty Committees

Member, Committee on Student Affairs. 2006-present

Member, Committee on Student Standing. 2006-present

Member, Academic Advisors Network. 2006-present

Member, Latin American and Caribean Studies Advisory Committee. Winter semester 2004-present.

Member, Faculty Review Committee. Interdisciplinary programs committee. Winter semester 2005-2007.

Service to the Profession

Editorial Boards

Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos (Member of the Editorial Committee, 2009-present)

Latin American Research Review (Member of the Editorial Committee, 2006-present)

La Habana Elegante (Member of the Editorial Board, 2008-present)

Cartaphilus. Revista de investigación y crítica estética (Member of the Scientific Commitee, 2006-present)

Peer Evaluation

Internal reviewer for Latin American Research Review (2006-present)

External reviewer for Siglo XIX (2007)

External reviewer for Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos (2003-present)

External reviewer for Renaissance and Reformation (2006)

External reviewer for El Modo Trágico en la Cultura Hispánica (2007)

Grant Evaluation

External evaluator for SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2008)

Conference Sessions (Chair/Organizer)

Contemporary Debates on Ecology, Culture and Society (Session 1): Global to Local Environmental Politic. XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Rio de Janeiro. June 9-13, 2009.

Contemporary Debates on Ecology, Culture and Society (Session 2): Environmental discourses and cultural practices in Latin America. XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Rio de Janeiro. June 9-13, 2009.

Contemporary Debates on Ecology, Culture and Society (Session 3): Environmental Dimensions of Urban Space in Latin America. XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Rio de Janeiro. June 9-13, 2009.

Slavery, Literacy and the Rise of the Afro-Latin American Intellectual. XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Rio de Janeiro. June 9-13, 2009.

“De la oralidad a la escritura (y viceversa): perspectivas críticas desde España y Latinoamérica.” University of Saskatchewan. Canadian Association of Hispanists. Saskatoon, Canada. May 26-29, 2007.

“Música, imagen y literatura: nuevas perspectivas en estudios hispánicos.” Canadian Association of Hispanists. York University. Toronto, Canada. May 27-29, 2006.

“In Search of the Past: Nation, Literature and Memory in Latin America.” XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 16-19, 2006.

“Literatura y memoria.” Canadian Association of Hispanists. University of Western Ontario. London, Canada. May 28-June 1, 2005.

“Memory, Writing and Orality: New Perspectives.” XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Las Vegas, USA. October 7-10, 2004.

“Impure Bodies: Constructions of Race, Gender, and Authority in Latin America.” XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Washington, DC, USA. 2001.

Panel respondent in session “Colonial Visions and Postcolonial Revisions.” MLA 114th Conference. San Francisco (CA), USA. 1999.

Membership in Professional Associations

Canadian Association of Hispanists

Colonial American Studies Organization

Latin American Studies Association

Canadian Historical Association

OTHER

Seminars

Introduction to WebCT (WCT-401). Course Content and Administration Part 1 & 2 (WCT 402-WCT 403). A series of courses on how to use WebCT as a teaching tool. Organized by IST customer services (ICS). McGill University. Role: Participant. 2003-2004.

Summer Institute organized by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University. Concentration in Inclusive Teaching and Learning. Role: Participant. Role: Participant. May 2002.

Summer Institute organized by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University. Concentration in Applications Development for Distance Learning (MS Access and Coldfusion). Role: Participant. May 2001.

Summer Institute. Course organized by Georgetown University Information Services. Concentration in Multimedia Applications and Web Development (Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Illustrator, MS Publisher, Blackboard). Role: Participant. May 2000.

Internships

Intern in the Bio-Bio Center for Regional Development and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Sociology. Universidad de Concepción (Chile). June-Agust 1995.

Language skills

Spanish: Native speaker

English: Near native fluency

German: Reading/Writing/Speaking skills

Catalan: Reading knowledge

French: Reading knowledge