- BA Pomona College (Foreign Literature)
- MA University of California, Berkeley (Spanish Literature)
- PhD Harvard University (Spanish Literature)
- PSK610 Bridging & Negotiating Differences
- Menosprecio de corte y alabanza de aldea. Translation and edition of a seminal work by Antonio de Guevara (1481-1545). In progress.
- Staging Marriage in Early Modern Spain. Bucknell University Press, 2011. The manuscript focuses on conduct manuals and their role in codifying courtship and matrimony. Staging Marriage draws a link between the didacticism of these controversial treatises and the complex ways in which they were integrated or challenged in some of the most important plays of early modern Spain.
- “‘Burlas en tiempo de tantas veras’: Humor and Violence in Lope’s Los melindres de Belisa.” Bulletin of the Comediantes. 2015.
- “The Song of History in Calderón’s El médico de su honra.” Bulletin of the Comediantes. January, 2008.
- “Beastly Men and Humane Dogs in Cervantes’ El coloquio de los perros.” Lucero: Journal of Spanish and Portuguese, Spring, 1991.
- Review of Hillaire Kallendorf's Sins of the Fathers. Moral Economies in Early Modern Spain (U of Toronto P, 2013) for the journal Renaissance Quarterly. Winter, 2014.
- Review of Roland Greene’s Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes (U of Chicago P, 2013) for journal Comparative Drama. Fall, 2014.
Conferences / Talks:
- Staging Difference in Spain and Italy. Chaired session. Renaissance Society of America. Boston, April 2016.
- Altisidora’s Vision of the Book in Don Quijote. Don Quixote in the American West: A Fourth- Centenary Celebration (1615-2015). University of Colorado, Denver and University of Wyoming. April 2015.
- Facing and Defacing the Morisco in the Spanish Comedia. Modern Language Association. Chicago, 2014
- “Burlas en tiempo de tantas veras”: Violence and Humor in Lope de Vega’s Los melindres de Belisa. Association for Classical Hispanic Theater. El Paso, Texas. March 2013
- How to Behave Like a Widow According to Juan Luis Vives and Lope de Vega. Harvard University. Guest speaker for Professor Gaylord’s seminar on early modern Spanish drama. Cambridge, April 2011.
- The Steward of the Duchess of Amalfi. Revelation Readings. Red Bull Theater, New York. Led discussion and wrote program notes for a live performance of Lope de Vega’s El mayordomo de la Duquesa de Amalfi. March 15, 2010.
- Fussy Ladies in Lope de Vega’s Los melindres de Belisa. American Society for Theatre Research. Puerto Rico. November 2009.
- Del matrimonio a la violencia: El médico de su honra. XV Coloquio anglogermano sobre Calderón. Wroclaw, Poland. July 2008.
- Speaking of Love and Marriage in the Classroom. Panel titled “New Approaches to Plays from the Spanish Golden Age.” American Society for Theatre Research. Boston. November 2008.
- The End of Marriage in Lope’s La viuda valenciana. Association for Classical Hispanic Theater. El Paso, Texas. March 2008.
- Widow’s Honor. Panel titled “El honor medieval: análisis intra e inter-cultural del discurso y la creación de una identidad nacional.” American Association of Comparative Literature. Puebla, Mexico University. April 2007.
- Sacred and Secular Books in Don Quijote. Panel titled “Books and the Human.” American Association of Comparative Literature. Princeton University. March 2006.
- “By this bond two only are united”: Cervantes and the Sacrament of Marriage. Don Quijote: The First 400 years. Hofstra University. November, 2004.
- Rereading the Spanish Comedia: Historical and Theoretical Approaches. Renaissance Society of America. New York. March, 2004.
- The Song of History: The Ballad in El médico de su honra. Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. Boston University. October 2003.