Academic service and collaboration have been essential components of my career. Research and service are modes in which I channel my efforts to support underrepresented groups in academia. Such commitment includes my work in committees and workshops, supporting diversity initiatives on campus and professional organizations. 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. As an editor and panel organizer at national conferences, I have encouraged marginalized groups’ submissions, facilitating opportunities to discuss themes connected to our struggles. My experience as a researcher and activist in community outreach activities has helped me to promote solidarity through reflection among my students, colleagues, and community members.
Service in Academic Associations
- 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.
- Member of the Curriculum Committee. Spanish Department, Colby College. Fall 2019 – Spring 2020.
- Latin American Studies Committee. Latin American Studies Program, Colby College. Fall 2019 – Spring 2020.
- Walker Grants Committee. Latin American Studies Program, Colby College. Fall 2019 – Spring 2020.
Student Oriented Service
- Co-Organizer. Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS). Fall 2019 – Spring 2020.
- Coordinator. Spanish Club. Loyola University Maryland. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019.
- Co-Organizer. Spanish Essay Contest. Loyola University Maryland. Spring 2019.
- Facilitator. Universitas 21 Summer School: Human Rights. University of Connecticut, Human Rights Institute. July 7-19, 2013.
Academic Leadership Service
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. Keynote Speakers: professors Jorge Duany and Silvio Torres Saillant.
- A 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.
Editor and Reviewer
- 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 oversaw the work of the reviewers.
- Article Reviewer for Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Washington University in St. Louis (2020).
- Literatura: teoría, historia, crítica. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2015).
- Cuadernos de música, artes visuales y artes escénicas. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2014).
- Manuscript Reviewer for Editorial Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2015).
- Moderator. LANGSA Conference, Open Humanities. Panel: Education in Between. February 23, 2013.
- Organizer. Visit/Speaker: “Haunting Without Ghosts, Spectral Realism in Colombian Film.” A talk by professor Juliana Martínez. Colby College, October 30, 2019.
- “Grant Writing in the Humanities: A Workshop.” University of Connecticut, Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department. April 21, 2015.
- Faculty Fellows Seminar in Service-Learning Spring 2019. Center for Community Service and Justice, Loyola University Maryland.
- Mentor. Immigration immersion at Hope CommUnity Center – Apopka, Florida. Loyola University Maryland. Center for Community Service and Justice. Spring 2019.
Latin American Studies Association (LASA). 2013-present.
Modern Language Association (MLA). 2013-present.
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). 2016-present.
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). 2013-present.
Asociación de Colombianistas. 2012-present.