Academic service and collaboration have been important components of my career. I have sought opportunities to contribute to interdisciplinary communities and their debates. After chairing panels and seminars at ACLA, KFLC, NeMLA, and LASA conferences, I have enjoyed fruitful interchanges with my colleagues. I co-founded and was the co-editor in chief of UConn’s first open access academic journal, The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal. I was the president of LANGSA, the Languages Graduate Student Association, during the 2016-2017 academic year. My experience as researcher and activist in community outreach has helped me to promote solidarity through challenging reflection among my students.
Coordinator. Spanish Club. Loyola University Maryland. September 2018 – May 2019.
Co-Organizer. Spanish Essay Contest. Loyola University Maryland. Spring 2019.
Resident Director. UConn Study Abroad Program in Granada, Spain. (Fall 2015)
President. LANGSA (Languages Graduate Student Organization) Fall 2016-Spring 2017. Events co-organized with the LANGSA team:
- 7th LANGSA conference: Migration and Displacement in Literatures Languages and Cultures. University of Connecticut, Storrs. Dodd Center, November 11, 2016.
- Workshop on translation and the job market. Presenters: Peter Constantine, Jacqueline Loss, and Charles LeBel. UConn, Storrs. April 13, 2017.
- Creative reading and talk by Carmen Francesca Banciu: “Language Play: Transformation through Writing and Creativity.” UConn, September 22, 2016.
Co-editor in Chief & Co-founder. The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal. October 2014 – May 2017. TQC is an open access journal that publishes works in the humanities, arts, and social sciences written by graduate students. I planned the scope of each issue with our team of editors and oversee the work of the reviewers.
Literatura: teoría, historia, crítica. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Cuadernos de música, artes visuales y artes escénicas. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Editorial Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.
Panel: Derechos humanos, violencia y comunidad en México. May 29, 2016. LASA 2016. New York.
Panel: Human Rights and Crisis in Literature and Visual Culture. May 28, 2015. LASA 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Chair and Convener.
Panel: Nuevas perspectivas sobre la violencia en la cultura colombiana. KFLC. April 19-21, 2018. Lexington, KY.
Seminar: Topographies of Narrative Empathy: The Social and the Cognitive. March 28 – April 1. ACLA 2018. UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
Seminar: Human Rights Narratives in Latin America: Memory and Citizenship. March 20, 2016. NeMLA 2016. Hartford, Connecticut.
Round Table: The Struggle for Recognition: The Hispano-American Novel in the 21st Century. May 2, 2015. NeMLA 2015. Toronto, Canada.
Seminar: Postcolonialism and Ecocriticism. April 6, 2014. NeMLA 2014. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
LANGSA Conference, Open Humanities. Panel: Education in Between. February 23, 2013.
Organizer. “Grant Writing in the Humanities: A Workshop.” University of Connecticut, Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department. April 21, 2015.
Treasurer. Latin American Studies Association, Colombia Section. May 2018 – Present.
Student Representative and Social Media Coordinator. Latin American Studies Association, Colombia Section. May 2016-April 2018.
Universitas 21 Summer School: Human Rights. University of Connecticut, Human Rights Institute. July 7-19, 2013.
Mentor. Immigration immersion at Hope CommUnity Center – Apopka, Florida. Loyola University Maryland. Center for Community Service and Justice. Spring 2019.
Faculty Fellow. Seminar in Service-Learning. Center for Community Service and Justice, Loyola University Maryland. Spring 2019.