M.A. in Hispanic Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2019)
B.A. in Spanish, Minor in French, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2015)
A.A. in International Languages, College of Southern Nevada (2013)
I’m interested in Latin American Literature, Cinema, and Culture of the 20th and 21st century. My emphasis is in Queer and Women Studies in México.
In particular, I’m interested in narratives by female writers who portray the situation some women are experiencing. In my opinion, their point of view allows readers to further understand the challenges that women face in society.
I’ve been working on how queer characters are represented across the genres of Cinema and Literature. Some works include Luis Zapata’s El vampiro de la colonia Roma (1979), which depicts the life of a male prostitute and the origins of Queer representation in México. It can be argued that the beginnings of the Queer movement, as it is known today, can be found in this work.
Publications & Presentations
“El cine de Almodóvar: El uso de la estética camp y las nuevas identidades sexuales.” 4th Interdisciplinary Conference Humanities- World Cinema, Department of World Languages and Cultures, California State University, Sacramento, Oct. 27, 2018.
“Los dos creadores de Augusto en Niebla.” First Annual Presentations: Vistas of Hispanic Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Mary 3rd, 2018.
“Angustias: Opression, authoritarianism and religion in Nada.” 12th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of California, Riverside, February 15, 2018.