Welcome to my webpage. In it, you will find information about my research and publications (just click on the links on the left, or on those at the bottom of this page).

Currently, I am a full professor and founding faculty member at the University of California, Merced.

Prior to joining UC Merced, I taught at Texas A&M University (where I was Director of Hispanic Studies), the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (where I directed the Roberto Hernández Center), Wayne State University, and Yale University.

I have participated in the interdisciplinary research groups "La tradición clásica y humanística en España e Hispanoamérica," based in Spain, "Cultura en la Nueva España" (U.S.-Mexico), "Imágenes de mujer en literatura y cine" (housed at the Universidad Católica de Valencia, Spain), "Canarias y su contexto atlántico: Visiones históricas, sociales y culturales" (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain), and Editores y Editoriales Iberoamericanos (siglos XIX-XXI), sponsored by Spain's Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. I serve as External Advisor to the research project "U.S. Literatures in Spanish," housed at the Universidad de León (Spain). Since 2012, I am an elected Académico de Número of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. I am a member of the editorial boards of The Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingüe, Silva: Estudios de Humanismo y Tradición Clásica, Camino Real: Estudios de las hispanidades norteamericanas, Philologica Canariensia, Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures and Revista de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

Since 2000, I serve on the National Committee of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award. I also serve on the Advisory Boards of the "Pasó por aquí" Series (University of New Mexico Press), and Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage.

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