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Amy M Austin

Other Faculty, Modern Languages
Last Updated: September 18, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature; Medieval Visual Culture; Practice and Theory of Medieval Reading; Mysticism and Spiritual Constructions; Portrayal of Women in Medieval and Early Modern Literature; Theater and Spectatorship; Bestiaries and Animal Imagery

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature; Medieval Visual Culture; Practice and Theory of Medieval Reading; Mysticism and Spiritual Constructions; Portrayal of Women in Medieval and Early Modern Literature; Theater and Spectatorship; Bestiaries and Animal Imagery

Biography

Biography

Professor Amy Austin (Ph.D. Emory University 2004) specializes in medieval and early modern peninsular literature.Her research focuses on the practices and theories of medieval reading, mysticism and spiritual constructions, visual studies, and theater and spectatorship. Most recently, Dr. Austin published "Love of Language as the Language of Love: Image, Reading and Translatio Studii et Imperii in Ramon Llull's (1232-1316) Arbre de filosofia d'amor (1298)" in eHumanista (December 2015). Dr. Austin has also published an article on theatricality in Spanish minor theater entitled “Escenificación corporal y autorreferencialidad en el entremés La casa holgona de Pedro Calderón de la Barca.” She is currently co-editing, along with contributing a chapter to the volume Ramon Llull and His Legacy (Brill 2017). Her first book, The Worlds of Ramon Llull: Mapping Translatio in Medieval Iberia is currently under consideration at Brill Press. At UT Arlington, Professor Austin teaches third and fourth year undergraduate courses as well as graduate level courses in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.

Education

Education

    • 2004 PhD in Spanish and Portuguese with Honors
      Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004
    • 1997 BA in Spanish & Communication Studies with Honors and Distinction
      University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1997

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2014 to Present Graduate Advisor
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2014 to Present Assistant Professor of Instruction
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2007 to 2014 Assistant Professor
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2004 to 2007 Visiting Assistant Professor
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2001 to 2004 Teaching Associate
      Spanish and Portuguese, Emroy University (Atlanta, GA, United States)
    • 2000 to 2001 Teaching Assistant
      Spanish and Portuguese, Emroy University (Atlanta, GA, United States)

Memberships

    • 2013 to Present American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain
    • 2013 to Present American Medieval Association
    • 2013 to Present Association of Hispanic Classical Theater
    • 2013 to Present Illinois Medieval Association
    • 2013 to Present Medieval Academy of America
    • 2013 to Present Midwest Modern Language Association
    • 2013 to Present Modern Language Association
    • 2013 to Present Phi Beta Kappa
    • 2013 to Present Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
    • 2013 to Present Societé Internationale pour l'Étud de la Philosophie Médiévale
    • 2013 to Present Southeastern Medieval Association
    • 2013 to Present Texas Medieval Association

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2020 Faculty Fellow sponsored by Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence (CRTLE)
    • Jul  2020 UTA CARES Online Education Resources Grant Recipient for SPAN 3315 sponsored by UTA Libraries
    • Jul  2020 ACUE Effective Teaching Practices Course sponsored by University of Texas System
    • Apr  2020 Nominated (by students), Outstanding Advisor Award sponsored by University of Texas Arlington
    • Aug  2019 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by Texas Board of Regents
    • Apr  2019 Nominated (by students) for Outstanding Advisor Award sponsored by University of Texas Arlington
    • Dec  2018 Nominated (by peers), Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas at Arlington sponsored by University of Texas Arlington
    • Dec  2018 Nominated (by students), Outstanding Academic Advisor award sponsored by University of Texas Arlington
    • May  2018 College of Liberal Arts Endowment Grant sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Apr  2018 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2017 Nominated (by peers), Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2017 Nominated (by students), Outstanding Academic Advisor award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2016 Nominated (by peers), Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2016 Nominated (by students), Outstanding Academic Advisor award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sep  2016 Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Dec  2015 Delta Alpha Omega Recognized Professor sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2008 Travel/Professional Development Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2007 Travel/Professional Development Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Nov  2002 Honors for Ph.D. Qualifying Exms sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Emory University

News Articles

News Articles

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • 2016 to 2017 Service Learning Fellow sponsored by  -  $0
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2009 Translating Llull: Reading Convivencia through the Lilbre de Meravelles(1288-1289) sponsored by  -  $8706
      Amy Austin (Funded)
    • Past to Apr 2008 Interdisciplinary Seed Grant for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor sponsored by  -  $0
      (Funded)

Publications


      In Process
      • Book
        The Worlds of Ramon Llull: Mapping Translatio in Medieval Iberia
        [Austin, AmyM]. "Brill Press". Revising to Resubmit.

      2018
      • Contested Treasure: Jews and Authority in the Crown of Aragon
        [Barton, Thomas W, Austin, AmyM]. Catalan Review. 32,
      • A Companion to Ramon Llull and Lulism (1232 - 1316)
        [Austin, AmyM, Johnston, Mark]. Leiden: "Brill Press".

      2015
      • "Love of Language as the Language of Love: Image, Reading and Translatio Studii et Imperii in Ramon Llull's (1232 - 1316) Arbre de filosofia d'amor (1298)"
        eHumanista VITRA
        [Austin, AmyM]. eHumanista VITRA. 8, 86-98.

      2009
      • The Triumphant Juan Rana: A Gay Actor of the Spanish Golden Age
        Bulletin of the Comediantes
        [Thompson, Peter E, Austin, AmyM]. Bulletin of the Comediantes. 61(2), 145-146. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/boc.0.0027

      2006
      • "Escenificación corporal y autorreferencialidad en el entremés La casa holgona de Pedro Calderón de la Barca"
        Bulletin of the Comediantes
        [Austin, AmyM]. Bulletin of the Comediantes. 58(2), 383-398. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/boc.2006.0018

Presentations

    • October  2019
      Austin, AmyM, "Growing New Roots: Reading Ramon Llull’s Tree Imagery in the late 15th and Early 16th Century,", Sixteenth Century Studies, St. Louis, MO. (October 19, 2019).
    • October  2019
      Austin, AmyM, "Reading Ramon Llull's Arbor scientiae Against the Grain", Graduate Association for the Department of of Spanish and Portuguese (GRASP), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. (October 3, 2019).
    • May  2019
      Austin, AmyM, "Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Ibero-Medieval Texts and Authors II: Self-Fashioning, Identity Formation, and Models of Life ", Kalamazoo, Michigan. (May 10, 2019).
    • May  2019
      Austin, AmyM (Chair), "Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Ibero-Medieval Texts and Authors: Papers in Honor of Mark D. Johnston I. Lay Learning, Hermeneutics, and Didacticism", Kalamazoo, MI. (May 10, 2019).
    • May  2018
      Austin, AmyM, ""On Ramon Llull and the Canon"", Kalamazoo, Michigan . (May 13, 2018).
    • October  2017
      Austin, AmyM, ""How We Know What We Know: Llull’s Knowledge Formation in Arbre de ciéncia (1295 - 96)"", University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. (October 21, 2017).
    • October  2017
      Austin, AmyM, "Negotiating Chivalry", Medieval Association of the the Midwest, Lawrence, KS. (October 20, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Austin, AmyM, ""Reading Intellectual Models in Ramon Llull’s Trees of Knowledge"", Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (July 24, 2017).
    • November  2016
      Austin, AmyM, ""Combinatory Logic and the Female Voice in Llull’s Llibre del gentil (1274 - 76) and Arbre de filosofia d’amor (1298)", Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. (November 16, 2016).
    • November  2016
      Austin, AmyM, ""Ramon Llull’s Arbors of Knowledge"", University of Kansas , Lawrence, KS . (November 5, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Austin, AmyM, ""Women and Intellectual Formation in Ramon Llull’s Arbre de filosofia d’amor (1298) and Llibre del gentil (1274 - 76)"", St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. (June 21, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Austin, AmyM, ""La poesía de Ramon Llull"", Punto Theca-Antigua Librería Buchholz, Bogotá, Colombia. (June 16, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Austin, AmyM, ""Mapping the Art of Translatio from Ramon Llull’s Llibre del gentil to Medieval and Early Modern Iberia"", Universidad Nacional de Bogotá y Biblioteca Nacional de Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia . (June 16, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Austin, AmyM, ""Vías investigativas de los estudios lulianos"", National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia . (June 15, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Austin, AmyM, ""Strategies for Recruitment in the Humanities: How We Doubled Our Enrollment in One Year"", Texas Graduate Administrative Professionals, Austin, TX. (June 10, 2016).
    • June  2015
      Austin, AmyM, ""Translatio studii et imperii in the Worlds of Ramon Llull"", North American Catalan Society, Barcelona, Spain. (June 7, 2015).
    • May  2015
      Austin, AmyM, ""Beyond the Virgin or the Whore: Heroic Female Discourse in Ramon Llull’s Arbre de filosofia d’amor (1298)"", Kalamazoo, Michigan. (May 13, 2015).
    • May  2015
      Austin, AmyM, ""Mission and Crusade in the Life and Works of Ramon Llull (1232-1316): Papers in Honor of the Seventh-Hundredth Anniversary of his Death"", Kalamazoo, Michigan. (May 13, 2015).
    • April  2015
      Austin, AmyM, ""Envisioning Medieval Culture: Methods of Pedagogy and Practice"", Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. (April 24, 2015).
    • March  2015
      Austin, AmyM, ""Mapping Translatio from Ramon Llull’s Llibre del gentil e dels tres savis (1274-1276)"", The University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. (March 13, 2015).
    • October  2014
      Austin, AmyM, ""Reading Images of Translatio Studii in Ramon Llull’s Arbre de filosofia d’amor"", The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. (October 10, 2014).
    • May  2014
      Austin, AmyM, ""Knowledge Formation and Translatio studii et imperii in Ramon Llull’s Llibre d’amic e amat"", Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo, Michigan. (May 10, 2014).
    • November  2013
      Austin, AmyM, ""Reading in Parts: Translatio in Ramon Llull’s Llibre d’amic e amat"", University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. (November 23, 2013).
    • October  2012
      Austin, AmyM, ""Translating Faith, Ramon Llull, and the Medieval Mediterranean"", University of Houston, Houston, Texas. (October 13, 2012).
    • March  2012
      Austin, AmyM, ""Identifying Power and the Perfect Caballero in Fifteenth-Century Spain"", University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. (March 16, 2012).
    • January  2012
      Austin, AmyM, ""Courtesan Bodies and Chivalric Codes in La historia delos nobles caualleros Oliueros de Castilla y Artus d’Algarve (1499?)"", Modern Language Association, Seattle, Washington. (January 6, 2012).
    • May  2011
      Austin, AmyM, ""Movement, Piety, and the Medieval Page in Ramon Llull’s Arbre de filosofía d’amor"", Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. (May 13, 2011).
    • February  2011
      Austin, AmyM, ""Oliueros de Castilla, Narrative Frames, and Powers in the Visual"", Illinois Medieval Association, Chicago, Illinois. (February 26, 2011).
    • May  2010
      Austin, AmyM, ""Mapping Text, Image, and Translatio: Into the Woods with Ramon Llull"", Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. (May 12, 2010).
    • November  2009
      Austin, AmyM, ""Reading and Semiotics of the Body in Ramon Llull’s Llibre de les bèsties"", University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. (November 6, 2009).
    • February  2009
      Austin, AmyM, ""Reading Translatio and Convivencia from the Edges of the Medieval Iberian Canon"", University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas. (February 20, 2009).
    • November  2008
      Austin, AmyM, ""On Ramon Llull, the Knight of the Trees and the Medieval Iberian Love in Reading"", University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (November 14, 2008).
    • October  2007
      Austin, AmyM, "“Love of Language as the Language of Love in El libro de buen amor"", University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin . (October 6, 2007).
    • January  2007
      Austin, AmyM, ""Branching Out: Authority and Female Authorship in Fifteenth-Century Iberia"", Honolulu, Hawaii . (January 12, 2007).
    • November  2006
      Austin, AmyM, ""Knowledge, Authorship and the Image of the Tree in Teresa de Cartagena's Arboleda de los enfermos"", University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri . (November 17, 2006).
    • April  2006
      Austin, AmyM, ""Movement, Reading and Translatio Studii in Ramon Llull’s Arbre de filosofia d'amor"", University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. (April 21, 2006).
    • March  2006
      Austin, AmyM, ""Entre cuerpos: El teatro breve del Siglo de Oro." Given in conjunction with the course “Stages of Resistance: The Representation of Gender, Politics and Identity in Spanish Theater"", University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. (March 2, 2006).
    • March  2006
      Austin, AmyM, ""Images and the Art of Medieval Reading"", Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. (March 2, 2006).
    • December  2005
      Austin, AmyM, ""Seeing the Tree Through the Forest: Image as Translatio in Ramon Llull's Llibre del gentil"", Modern Language Association, Washington, DC. (December 29, 2005).
    • November  2005
      Austin, AmyM, ""The Lion Tamer: Consumption in Ramon Llull ’s Llibre de les bèsties"", Orlando, Florida . (November 19, 2005).
    • December  2004
      Austin, AmyM, ""Translating Llull: Language, Law, and the Rhetoric of Centrality in Medieval Iberia"", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . (December 29, 2004).
    • October  2003
      Austin, AmyM, ""Death and the Beast: Reading and Writing the Animal Body in Celestina"", Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Newport Beach, California . (October 25, 2003).
    • March  2003
      Austin, AmyM, ""Autorreferencialidad corporal en el entremés La casa holgona de Pedro Calderón de la Barca"", El Paso, TX. (March 4, 2003).

Students Supervised

    • July 2020
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Mory Eddy Coulibaly, I designed and coordinated a summer independent study on Currents in European and Latin American Literature and Thought. This course was taught by me, with guest lectures by four faculty members: Dr. Christopher Conway, Dr. Cynthia Laborde, Dr. Aim´ée Israel Pelletier, and Dr. Alicia Rueda Acedo (Modern Languages)
      Independent Study
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Thesis
      Anna Guaderrama, (Modern Languages)
      La transformación de la dieta española
    • Apr 2019
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Kathy Abelanet, (English)
      Portfolio
    • Apr 2019
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      Rosa Téllez, (Modern Languages)
    • Nov 2018
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
    • 2017
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      (Modern Languages)
    • 2017
      Other
      Robert Philips, (Modern Languages)
      Master's Thesis Direction
      "Deseables e Indeseables: El doble discurso de género en las representaciones de conversos en las Cantigas de Santa María"
    • 2016
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      (Modern Languages)
    • 2016
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      (Modern Languages)
    • 2015
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      (Modern Languages)
    • Mar 2015
      Other
      Alicia Garza, (Modern Languages)
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Direction
      "The Body, Power and Identity in Cabeza de Vaca's Los naufragios"
    • Mar 2015
      Other
      Jazmin Chinea Barreto, (Modern Languages)
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Direction
      "Breaking the Silence: Unveiling Latin America's Government Corruption Against Human Trafficking"
    • Mar 2015
      Other
      Karily García, (Modern Languages)
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Direction
      "Re-imaging the Latin American Matriarchy through Memory of My Melancholy Whores (2004)"
    • Mar 2015
      Other
      Robert Philips, Recipient of Graduate Dean's Award (Modern Languages)
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Direction
      "Bodies & Souls: The Sociopolitical Mechanism of Religious Conversion & Its Representation in the Medieval Spanish Manuscript the Cantigas de Santa María"
    • 2013
      Other
      Andrew Preissler, Honors Project in conjunction with Spanish 3315: Composition through Literature (Modern Languages)
      Honors Thesis Direction
    • 2013
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      (Modern Languages)
    • Mar 2013
      Other
      Kari Christopherson, Recipient of Graduate Dean's Award (Modern Languages)
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Direction
      "Defining a Nation Devoted to the Virgin: A Comparative Study of Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Señora and Alfonso X's Cantigas de Santa María"
    • 2012
      Other
      Sydney Bay, Honors Project in conjunction with Spanish 3315: Composition through Literature (Modern Languages)
      Honors Thesis Direction
    • Mar 2012
      Other
      Jennifer Omaña, (Modern Languages)
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Direction
      "The New Testament of the Virgin Mary: An Evangelical Model for The Miracles of Our Lady by Gonzalo de Berceo"
    • Apr 2010
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Justin Dellinger, Dir. Dr. Sarah Davis-Secord (History)
      "True Barbarians?: The Role of Visigothic Iberia in Medieval Persecutory Discourse"
    • 2009
      Other
      La Cresha Lowe, Honors Project in conjunction with Spanish 3315: Composition through Literature (Modern Languages)
      Honors Thesis Direction
    • 2007
      Other
      Paul Ersan, Honors Project in conjunction with Spanish 4340: Introduction to Spanish Translation (Modern Languages)
      Honors Thesis Direction
    • 2006
      Other
      Mary Annesse, Union College (Modern Languages)
      Master's Thesis Direction
      "El papel didáctico del 'otro' en el Loor de España, los Milagros de Nuestra y las Cantigas de Santa María

Courses

      • SPAN 5391-001 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3311-001 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104897 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-LA 1131-002 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5391-001 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984 | Mav Course: No)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MODL 5301-001 GRAD READINGS
        (Course Id: 104604 | Mav Course: No)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5190-001 CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 104945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5310-001 SPAN LIT TO 18C
        (Course Id: 104953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3311-001 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104897)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3315-002 SPANISH COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3311-001 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104897 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-LA 1131-005 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210 | Servlearn Desc: Students in UNIV 1131 partnered with Mission Arlington as part of the Building Communities component.)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5313-001 HISPANIC LITERATURE & CULTURE
        (Topic: Don Quixote | Course Id: 104956)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MODL 5304-001 CURRENTS
        (Course Id: 104606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5314-001 SPAN-AM LIT I
        (Course Id: 104957)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3311-001 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104897)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5391-005 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SPAN 2315-002 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3311-001 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104897)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-LA 1131-005 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MODL 5301-001 GRAD READINGS
        (Course Id: 104604)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5391-005 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: PENINSULAR MEDIEVAL | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5310-001 SPAN LIT TO 18C
        (Topic: PENINSULAR MEDIEVAL | Course Id: 104953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3315-003 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5391-005 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MAVS 1000-033 First Year Experience
        (Course Id: 112266 | Servlearn Desc: In Fall 2017, I developed a service-learning project in MAVS 1000 at Mission Arlington to teach students skills for connecting with the community, developing a sense of personal responsibility, and practicing teamwork. Through this project, I aimed to teach students how to practice empathy and teamwork, and develop leadership and mentoring skills. )
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 3315-003 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Spanish Culture through Film | Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2017
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Animals and Monstrosity | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 3305-001 ADV SPANISH HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104895)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 5391-005 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MAVS 1000-087 First Year Experience
        (Course Id: 112266)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MODL 5301-001 GRAD READINGS
        (Course Id: 104604)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2016
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 5190-001 CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 104945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 5391-005 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Consuming Don Quixote | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 5310-001 SPAN LIT TO 18C
        (Topic: Saints and Sinners | Course Id: 104953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 5190-001 CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 104945)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MAVS 1000-077 First Year Experience
        (Course Id: 112266)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Saints and Sinners | Course Id: 104916)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2015
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 3315-003 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 5190-001 CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 104945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Spanish Film | Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2015
      • SPAN 5314-001 SPAN-AM LIT I
        (Topic: Civilization and Barbarism | Course Id: 104957)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 3303-002 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 2315-003 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        (Course Id: 104889)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 5310-001 SPAN LIT TO 18C
        (Topic: Minorities in Medieval Lit | Course Id: 104953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2014
      • SPAN 3315-002 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Don Quijote | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3315-002 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3315-003 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Saints & Sinners | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 5310-001 SPAN LIT TO 18C
        (Topic: Saints & Sinners | Course Id: 104953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 3315-003 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 4393-005 SPANISH INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104940)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 5190-005 CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 104945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Short Stories | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 3315-003 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3315-004 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5190-005 CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 104945)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5310-001 SPAN LIT TO 18C
        (Topic: Monstrosity in Medieval Litera | Course Id: 104953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3315-006 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Monstrosity in Medieval Lit | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3303-002 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 4310-001 PENINSULAR LIT & CUL TO 18TH C
        (Topic: Saints and Sinners | Course Id: 104916)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 5310-001 SPAN LIT TO 18C
        (Topic: Saints and Sinners | Course Id: 104953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3303-001 ADV SPAN CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104893)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 3314-001 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
        (Course Id: 104899)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Aug 2020 to  Present University Senate Service
      Faculty Senate
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      MODL Student Success Committee
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      CRTLE Advisory Board
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Faculty Mentor
      University of Texas Arlington
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      MODL Graduate Student Organization
    • Oct 2017 to  Present Workshop Organizer
      MODL Graduate Student Professional Development
    • Aug 2017 to  Present Workshop Organizer
      Lost Arts Collaborative
    • Aug 2014 to  Present Graduate Advisor
      Department of Modern Languages
    • 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Committee on Student Organizations, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2011 to  Present Co-coordinater
      SPAN 3315, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2007 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • Nov 2020 to  Nov 2020 Conference-Related
      Classroom Management and Dealing with Problems (CRTLE)
      Served as a discussant.
    • Sept 2020 to  Sept 2020 Guest Speaker
      Graduate Student Conference on Effective Teaching (CRTLE)
      Presenter, "Teacher-Student Interactions and Management in On-campus and Online Courses"
    • July 2019 to  July 2020 Committee Member
      MODL Student Success Task Force
    • Aug 2014 to  June 2020 Departmental Representative
      University Enhancement Program (UEP), University of Texas at Arlington
    • May 2020 to  May 2020 Guest Speaker
      Stranger (Semester) Things: Reflecting on the All-Campus Movement to Online Course Delivery (CRTLE)
      Join this discussion session led by IDEAS and CRTLE Faculty Fellows where we invite faculty to review strategies used to move classes online for Spring 2020. All are invited to discuss their successes and challenges, as well as share tools and strategies that helped along the way.
    • May 2020 to  May 2020 Guest Speaker
      New Faculty in Years 1-3: The First Years Debrief (and Getting Ready for What's Next)!
      Join this interactive seminar in Teams to share experiences, ask questions, and receive guidance from experienced faculty as you reflect on your teaching experiences over your first few years and look ahead to the future. Network with faculty who are on this journey with you!
    • Apr 2020 to  Apr 2020 Guest Speaker
      UTA Faculty Showcase: A Celebration of Teaching Excellence
      I presented in the my Makers Literacies project in conjunction with SPAN 3311 (Spanish Culture and Civilization) in the Innovative Teaching Strategies session.
    • Apr 2020 to  Apr 2020 Guest Speaker
      How to Connect and Engage Your Students in Learning When Teaching Online: Mitigating their Sense of Isolation During a Campus Shutdown (IDEAS and CRTLE)
      Do you feel like you are teaching to a computer screen and not the student (human being) on the other end? How do you connect with students in a heartfelt and meaningful way? How can you effectively involve students in their own learning? In this seminar we will discuss how to connect with your students and increase interactivity to humanize your online classes.
    • Apr 2020 to  Apr 2020 Guest Speaker
      Measuring Student Learning in Online Courses: Assessment Strategies that Work (CRTLE)
      We know student assessment in online courses may differ from what we are used to in on-campus courses. But can they still be robust and rigorous? Yes!Join our interactive session with experienced online course designers and your colleagues in this Teams session on useful and meaningful assessment strategies that work.


    • Jan 2020 to  Feb 2020 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Dean Search Committee
    • Oct 2019 to  Oct 2019 Guest Speaker
      New Faculty Continuing Professional Development
      Served as a discussant.
    • Jan 2019 to  Apr 2019 Committee Member
      Cultural Constructions
      With my colleagues Dr. Sonia Kania and Dr. Cynthia Laborde, I helped plan and organize the 2019 Cultural Constructions Conference. My duties consisted of reviewing abstracts, working on programing, organizing graduate student liaisons, and aiding in the overall event.
    • Jan 2019 to  Apr 2019 Chairperson
      Spanish MA Exam Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Apr 2019 Committee Member
      MODL Cultural Constructions Committee
    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019 Judge
      Spotlight on Student Research Forum
    • Mar 2019 to  Mar 2019 Committee Member
      Grade Grievance Committee
    • Aug 2018 to  Dec 2018 Chairperson
      Spanish MA Exam Committee
    • 2016 to  2018 Faculty Advisor
      Malala's Mavericks, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2008 to  2018 Co-creator and Faculty Representative
      Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor with Jacqueline Stodnick (English) and Sarah Davis-Secord (History), University of Texas at Arlington
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018 Welcome Table
      Career Day
    • Apr 2018 to  Apr 2018 Judge
      Honors Research Syposium
    • Jan 2018 to  May 2017 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Spotlight on Student Research Forum
    • 2014 to  2017 Committee Member
      ACES Steering Committee, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2014 to  2017 Committee Member
      Women and Gender Studies Advisory Board, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2014 to  2017 Committee Member
      Women and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Ad-Hoc Committee, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2017 to  May 2017 Chairperson
      Non Tenure Track Task Force Committee
    • Past to  Apr 2017 Session Chair
      "Monsters, Misogyny, and Mayhem in Medieval Iberia," Cultural Constructions Conference, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2011 to  2016 Program Coordinator
      SPAN 3303, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Aug 2016 Presenter
      MAVS 1000 Peer Leader Training, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Apr 2016 Judge
      Honors Research Symposium, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Mar 2016 Session Chair
      "Women in Literature," Program in Women and Gender Studies
    • Past to  Mar 2016 Judge
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Feb 2016 Reviewer
      ACES Abstracts, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  2015 Committee Chair
      College-wide Grade Grievance Committee, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  2015 Selected Member
      MAVS 1000 Syllabus Planning and Review Committee, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  2015 Committee Member
      MODL Cultural Constructions Conference Committee, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      Committee on Curriculum Development, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2012 to  2015 Faculty Advisor
      La Sociedad Hispánica
    • Past to  Nov 2015 Judge
      Honors Research Symposium, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Feb 2015 Reviewer
      ACES Abstracts, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2011 to  2014 Committee Member
      Spanish M.A. Exam Committee, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2011 to  2014 Representative
      Undergraduate Assembly, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2009 to  2014 College Representative
      Recruitment and Retention, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2008 to  2014 Committee Member
      Award Ceremony Committee, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2008 to  2014 Committee Chair
      Awards Ceremony Committee, Department of Modern Languages
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Member
      Chinese Search Committee, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2011 to  2013 Committee Member
      Foreign Language Curriculum Committee, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2011 to  2013 Co-organizer
      Reading Radio Resources Internship, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Mar 2013 Program Organizer
      "21st Century Pedagogies," Cultural Constructions Conference, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Mar 2013 Session Chair
      "Teaching Afro-Diaspora Literature and Film" Cultural Constructions Conference, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Mar 2013 Co-organizer
      Cultural Constructions Conference, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  2012 Faculty Advisor
      Reading and Radio Resources Internship, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  2012 Committee Chair
      Spanish M.A. Exam Committee, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Mar 2012 Presenter
      "Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean," Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, Department of History, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Mar 2010 Guest Speaker
      La Sociedad Hispánica Film Series, "La noche oscura" by Carlos Saura, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Feb 2010 to  Feb 2010 Program Organizer
      "Carthusian Aesthetics and the Paratext of Juan de Padilla's Retablo de la vida de Christo (1529)," Dr. Isidro Rivera, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Speaker Series, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Feb 2010 to  Feb 2010 Workshop Organizer
      Lectures in Medieval and Early Modern Studies I, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2008 to  2009 Committee Member
      Research Enhancement Program Committee, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2007 to  2009 Co-editor
      Spanish Online Newsletter, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2007 to  2009 Technology Liaison
      Spanish Section Technology Liaison, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Nov 2009 Faculty Judge
      OneBook Poster Session on Sustainability, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  Feb 2009 Program Organizer
      "Living on the Edge in Medieval and Early Modern Spain: A Conference," Plenary speakers: Kathleen Biddick, Dr. Kevin Curran, Dr. Amy Austin, Dr. Amy Tigner, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Past to  2007 Member, Ph.D.
      Qualifying Exam Committee for Deborah Glast, Department of English, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2005 to  2007 Faculty Advisor
      Spanish Majors, Department of Modern languages and Literatures, Union College
    • 2004 to  2007 Faculty Advisor
      Incoming First-Year Students, Union College
    • Past to  2005 Committee Member
      Committee on the Re-articulation of the Spanish Curriculum, Department of Modern Languages, Union College
    • Past to  2005 Study Abroad Faculty Assistant
      Pilgrimage Mini-Term Abroad in Spain, Union College

Service to the Profession

    • Past to  Aug 2014
      Peer Reviewer for "The Importance of Gregorio de los Rios' Treatise for the Mediterranean Garden"
      Mediterranean Studies Journal
    • Nov 2013 to  Nov 2013
      Session Chair
      "Spatial, Visual and Verbal Translation in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia," Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures
    • 2008 to  2009
      Chair
      Spanish Peninsular Literature Before 1700. Midwest Modern Language Association
    • Past to  Nov 2009
      Session Chair
      "Spanish I: Peninsular Literature Before 1700 (Session A and Session B)," The 51st Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • June 2020 to  June 2020
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, TX,
      Creative Escapes: Art, Literature, and Music (CRTLE)
      As we all search for ways to cope during this unprecedented time, it is even more important that we come together as a community to support one another. The Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence (CRTLE) has designed a series that will showcase outstanding UTA faculty and provide an engaging series of sessions to stimulate your mind, and perhaps relieve some stress during this period of uncertainty. Faculty, students, staff, and the community are invited!
    • Apr 2018 to  Apr 2018
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, TX,
      Thornton Elementary Career Day
    • Past to  2017
      Service Learning Collaboration in SPAN 4310 (Sanger, Texas, United States)
      Sanger Middle School
    • Past to  May 2016
      Guest Speaker (Mansfield, Texas, United States)
      Patrick Elementary College and Career Day
    • Past to  Mar 2015
      Invited Reader from the Community (Mansfield, Texas, United States)
      Reading Rocks at Crouch Elementary