Service

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

Committee Work

  • 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:

Professors Jorge Duany and Silvio Torres Saillant presenting at LANGSA Conference, 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).

Conference Service

  • 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.

Service Learning

  • Faculty Fellows Seminar in Service-Learning Spring 2019. Center for Community Service and Justice, Loyola University Maryland.
Hope CommUnity Center - Apopka, Florida.
At the end of one of our sessions in the Hope CommUnity Center – Apopka, Florida.
  • Mentor. Immigration immersion at Hope CommUnity Center – Apopka, Florida. Loyola University Maryland. Center for Community Service and Justice. Spring 2019.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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.