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Dr Sonja S Watson

Name

[Dr Sonja Stephenson Watson]
  • Academic Staff, Liberal Arts

Education

    • 2005 PhD in Hispanic Literature/ Applied Linguistics
      University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, 2005
    • 2000 MA in Spanish
      University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, 2000
    • 1995 BA in Spanish
      College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1995

Appointments

    • Sept 2017 to Present Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
      College of Liberal Arts ,University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2014 to Present Associate Professor of Spanish
      Modern Languages ,University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Graduate Courses: SPAN 5313: La diáspora negra y la literatura afro-caribeña hispánica/The Black Diaspora and Hispanic Afro-Caribbean Literature. (UT Arlington, spring 2008, fall 2010, spring 2012, spring 17) SPAN 5315: Literatura Latinoamericana y Caribeña contemporánea/Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Literature. (UT Arlington, spring 2014, spring 2016) Undergraduate Courses SPAN 4313 Reggae en español and Digital Humanities. (UT Arlington, fall 2017) SPAN 4334: Contemporary Hispanic Culture: Cuba. (UT Arlington, fall 2016) SPAN 4313: Hip-Hop in Latin America and the Caribbean. (UT Arlington, fall 2014) SPAN 4313: Literatura y cultura afro-caribeña hispánica/Hispanic Afro-Caribbean Literature and Culture. (UT Arlington, spring 2008, fall 2009, fall 2010, fall 2011, fall 2012, fall 2013) SPAN 4313: Afro-Latin American Cinema. (UT Arlington, Winter Intersession 2010/2011 and 2011/2012; spring 2013) SPAN 3315: Composition through Literature. (UT Arlington, fall 2007, fall 2008, spring 2009, fall 2009, spring 2010, fall 2011, fall 2012) SPAN 3312: Latin American Culture and Civilization. (UT Arlington, fall 2008, spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2011, fall 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013, spring 2014, fall 2015) SPAN 3302: Hispanic Literature in Translation: Literature and Culture of the Afro-Hispanic/Brazilian Diaspora. (UT Arlington, spring 2009) WOMS 2310: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies. (UT Arlington, fall 2013) Online course development WOMS 2310: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (co-developed) WOMS/MAS/DIVR 3301: Introduction to Latina/Hispanic Feminism (co-developed) SPAN 3312: Latin American Civilization and Culture SPAN 5313: The Black Diaspora and Hispanic Afro-Caribbean Literature SPAN 5315: Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Literature
    • July 2014 to June 2018 Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program
      University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2007 to 2014 Assistant Professor of Spanish
      Modern Languages ,University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2005 to 2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow
      African and African American Studies ,Washington University (SaintLouis, MO, United States)

Memberships

    • 2002 to Present Afro-Latin American Research Association
    • 2002 to Present College Language Association
    • 2002 to Present International Association of Hispanic Female Literature
    • 2002 to Present Latin American Studies Association
    • 2002 to Present Modern Language Association
    • 2002 to Present Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2010 Panamanian Council of New York Award sponsored by Panamanian Council of New York
    • Dec  2003 Dissertation Fellow sponsored by Southern Regional Education Board
    • Dec  1998 Teacher of the Year sponsored by Denbigh High School

Publications

      Book In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • “Globalization, Transculturation, and Hybrid Identity in Panamanian Music: Reggae en Español”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. "University Press of Florida".
      In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • “Transatlantic and Transcultural Dialogues on Identity, Culture, and Migration”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson].

      Journal Article Submitted
      • “’In Full Color:’ Rachel Dolezal’s Cultural Misappropriation of Blackness.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson].

      Book Chapter Accepted
      • “‘Reading’ the Caribbean and U.S. in Panamanian reggae en español, a transcultural/transnational musical art form.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson, Bryce, Benjamin, Sheinin, David]. "University of Pittsburgh Press".

      Journal Article 2015
      • “La identidad afropanameña en la literatura desde el siglo XX hasta el nuevo milenio.” [Trans. “Afro-Panamanian Identity in the Literature from the Twentieth Century to the New Millennium.”]
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 13(2), 27-37 [.]

      Book 2014
      • The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson].(1), Gainesville, FL: "University Press of Florida".
      2014
      • The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson].(2), Gainesville, FL: "University Press of Florida".

      Other 2014
      • “Beleño, Joaquín, Hernández Gaspar Octavio, Lowe de Goodin, Melva, Wilson, Carlos Guillermo.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson, Gates, HenryLouis, Knight, FranklinK]. "Oxford University Press".

      Journal Article 2014
      Book Review 2013
      • Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now, Touré
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 17, 83-86 [.]

      Journal Article 2013
      • “Teaching Afro-Latin American Culture Through Film: Raíces de mi corazón and Cuba’s guerrita de los negros.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 96(1), 70-79 [.]

      Book Chapter 2012
      • “The Grandchildren of Felicidad Dolores and the Contemporary Afro-Hispanic Historical Novel: A New Reading.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson, Tillis, Antonio]. 30-50 [.] New York: "Routledge".

      Journal Article 2012
      • “Poetic Negrism and the National Sentiment of Anti-West Indianism and Anti-Imperialism in Panamanian Literature.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 35, 459-474 [.]

      Other 2011
      • “Changó, el gran putas.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson, Ihrie, Maureen, Oropesa, Salvador]. Santa Barbara, CA: "ABC-CLIO".
      2011
      • “Entrevista con Carlos E. Russell.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 21,

      Journal Article 2011
      • “Liminalidad, identidad y ‘conciencia doble’ en Gamboa Road Gang, una novela del Canal.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 15, 95-107 [.]
      2011
      • “‘Double Bind/Double Consciousness’ in the Poetry of Carmen Colón Pellot and Julia de Burgos.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 30, 69-82 [.]

      Book Review 2010
      • Antología del personaje negro en la cuentística de escritoras centroamericanas
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson, Muñoz, WillyO]. 294-252 [.]

      Journal Article 2010
      • “Nationalist Rhetoric and Suppression of Black Consciousness: Literary Whiteness in Poems by Federico Escobar and Gaspar Octavio Hernández.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 169-186 [.]

      Journal Article 2009
      • “‘Are Panamanians of Caribbean Ancestry an Endangered Species’? Critical Literary Debates on Panamanian Blackness in the Works of Carlos Wilson, Gerardo Maloney, and Carlos Russell.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 231-254 [.]

      Book Review 2008
      • “The ‘Failed’ Project of Blackness in Contemporary Afro-Puerto Rican Discourse.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 243-51 [.]

      Journal Article 2006
      • “Changó, el gran putas: Contemporary Afro-Hispanic Historical Novel.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 67-86 [.]

      Journal Article 2005
      • “The Use of Language in Melva Lowe de Goodin’s De/From Barbados a/to Panamá: A Construction of Panamanian West Indian Identity.”
        [Watson, SonjaStephenson]. 28-44,

Presentations

    • April  2019
      Watson, Sonja (Author & Presenter), "Expanding Narratives of Panamanian reggae en español: The Story of Rude Girl (La Atrevida)", University of Texas at Arlington, Raleigh/Durham NC. (April 6, 2019).
    • October  2018
      Watson, Sonja, "La palabra anda suelta: Reflexiones sobre el pensamiento afro en América Latina", University of Texas at Arlington, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. (October 4, 2018).
    • August  2018
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“21 Years of PALARA: The Past, Present, and Future.” ", Afro-Latin American Research Association, Houston, TX. (August , 2018).
    • August  2018
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Globalization, Transculturation, and Hybrid Identity in Panamanian Music: Reggae en Español.”", Afro-Latin American Research Association, Houston, TX. (August , 2018).
    • April  2017
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Homenaje/Homage a/to Carlos ‘Cubena’ Wilson.”", College Language Association, Columbia, MO. (April , 2017).
    • November  2016
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "The Urban Fiction of Panamanian Cuentista Melanie Taylor Herrera", Houston, TX. (November , 2016).
    • August  2016
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Reading” the Caribbean in Panamanian reggae en español, a Transcultural/ Transnational Musical Art Form", Afro-Latin American Research Association, Curação. (August , 2016).
    • April  2016
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Transracial Identity and Hip Hop Culture: from Rachel Dolezal to Iggy Azalea.” ", College Language Association, Houston, TX. (April 6, 2016).
    • April  2015
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Short Stories by Melanie Taylor Herrera: Expanding Definitions of Black Female Panamanian Identity", College Language Association, Dallas, TX. (April 8, 2015).
    • March  2014
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Forging Afro-Panamanian Identity: Past, Present and ", University of Florida at Gainesville. (March 21, 2014).
    • March  2014
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Reading” National Identity in Panama through Renato, a First-Generation Panamanian reggae en español Artist.", College Language Association. (March 16, 2014).
    • February  2014
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Forging Afro-Panamanian Identity: Past, Present and Future", University of Texas at Panamerican. (February 26, 2014).
    • December  2013
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Transformations and Adaptations. Expanding Approaches to the Critical Analysis of Afro-Latin American Literature through Film.”", Modern Language Association Convention: “Avenues of Access.” , Boston, MA. (December , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Teaching Afro-Latin American Culture through Film: Raíces de mi corazón and Cuba’s guerrita de los negros.” ", MODL, UTA, Arlington, Texas. (March 1, 2013).
    •  2012
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Forging Afro-Panamanian Identity through reggae en españo", Afro-Latin American Research Association, Costa Rica. ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Revising the Canon: Historical Revisionism in Cubena’s Trilogy", San Francisco, CA. ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Teaching Afro-Latin American Culture through Film: Raíces de mi corazón and Cuba’s guerrita de los negros", . College Language Association, Atlanta, GA. ( , 2012).
    • February  2011
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“Double Bind/Double Consciousness” in the Poetry of Carmen Colón Pellot and Julia de Burgos", Philadelphia, PA. (February 28, 2011).
    •  2010
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "“New Narratives in Panamanian West Indian Discourse: Reading Panama from both Sides of the Atlantic.”", College Language Association. ( , 2010).
    • April  2010
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Afro-Panamanian literature and culture", Panamanian Council of New York, Brooklyn, NY. (April 7, 2010).
    • March  2010
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Poetic Negrism and the National Sentiment of Anti-West Indianism and Anti-imperialism", Dominican Republic. (March , 2010).
    • November  2009
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Anti-West Indianism and Anti-imperialism in the Canal Zone", Midwestern Association of Latin American Studies (MALAS). (November , 2009).
    • March  2009
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Mulatez and the Creation of a Feminine Poetic Space in the Works of Carmen Colón Pellot and Julia de Burgos", University of Maryland Eastern Shore. (March , 2009).
    • November  2008
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Carlos E. Russell and the Discourse of Post-Nationalism in Twentieth -Century Panama", Purdue University. (November , 2008).
    • March  2007
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Liminalidad, identidad y “conciencia doble” en Gamboa Road Gang, una novela del Canal", University of Texas at Arlington. (March 13, 2007).
    • December  2006
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Changó, el gran putas: Contemporary Afro-Hispanic Historical Novel.", Philadelphia, PA. (December , 2006).
    •  2006
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Beyond the Nation-State: Carlos E. Russell and the Discourse of Post-Nationalism in Panama", University of Missouri-Columbia. ( , 2006).
    •  2004
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "National Rhetoric and Negritude: The Invisibility of Blackness in the New Republic of Panama", Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures & African American Studies, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "The Social Protest Novels of Joaquín Beleño C.: A Study of the Inherent Conflicts and Contradictions of Anti-imperialism and Negritude in the Canal Zone", University of Tennessee-Knoxville. ( , 2004).
    •  2004
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "The Use of Language in Melva Lowe de Goodin’s De/From Barbados a/to Panamá: A Construction of Panamanian West Indian Identity", Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. ( , 2004).
    •  2003
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Race, Class, and Gender in the Works of Carolina María de Jesus and María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno (Reyita)", University of Tennessee-Knoxville. ( , 2003).
    •  2002
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Gamboa Road Gang and the Spanish-American Postboom: A Novel of Transition.", Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. ( , 2002).
    •  2002
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "La evolución de la figura del negro en la literatura medieval al Siglo de Oro.", Furman University, Greenville, SC. ( , 2002).
    •  2002
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "La identidad múltiple en los ensayos de Nicolás Guillén", Panamá City, Panamá. ( , 2002).
    •  2000
      Watson, SonjaStephenson, "Los desafíos de Susana San Juan", Veracruz, México. ( , 2000).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Sept 2019 to Sept 2020 Exploring Tribal Representation across American Indian-produced radio in US Reservation and Urban Contexts (TRR)- Visiting Scholar Dr. Katie Moylan sponsored by  - $11684
      Sonja Watson (Funded)
    • June 2019 to Aug 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Award-HSI Institutions sponsored by  - $50000
      (Funded)
    • June 2019 to July 2019 Globalization, Transculturation, and Hybrid Identity in Panamanian Music: Reggae en Español sponsored by  - $8400
      Sonja Watson (Funded)
    • Past to 2017 The Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies Study Abroad Scholarship sponsored by  - $2395
      (Funded)
    • Past to July 2017 College Prep Grant sponsored by  - $3237
      (Funded)
    • Past to 2016 COLA Endowment Research Grant sponsored by  - $839
      (Funded)
    • Past to Jan 2016 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant sponsored by  - $9618
      (Funded)
    • June 2014 to Aug 2015 Panamanian Reggae en Espanol: Transculturation, Hybridity, and Identity sponsored by  - $9903
      Sonja Watson (Funded)
    • Past to July 2015 AAUW, Arlington Branch sponsored by  - $353
      (Funded)
    • Past to July 2015 BNSF Railway sponsored by  - $1000
      (Funded)
    • Past to 2014 Research Enhancement Grant sponsored by  - $9903
      (Funded)
    • Past to Oct 2014 Dallas Women’s Foundation Grant sponsored by  - $3000
      (Funded)
    • Past to 2012 The Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies Study Abroad Scholarship sponsored by  - $2000
      (Funded)
    • Past to 2009 Innovative Teaching Grant sponsored by  - $4350.95
      (Funded)
    • Past to 2009 Research Enhancement Grant sponsored by  - $8040
      (Funded)
    • 2008 to 2009 Center of Mexican American Studies Research Grant sponsored by  - $1500
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2009 The Cultural Politics of Race in Afro-Panamanian Discourse sponsored by  - $8040
      Sonja Watson (Funded)
    • Past to 2002 Research Grant sponsored by  - $2500
      (Funded)
    • Past to 2002 Travel Grant sponsored by  - $750
      (Funded)
    • Past to 1998 Study Abroad Scholarship sponsored by  - $
      (Funded)

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Spencer Evans, MFA Candidate
    • 2016
      (Modern Languages)

Courses

      • MODL 5393-004 MODL GRADUATE INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 113434)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • UNIV-LA 1131-001 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • UNIV-LA 1131-001 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MAS 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Cuba | Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • WOMS 4393-001 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 107240)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017
      • SPAN 5313-001 HISPANIC LITERATURE & CULTURE
        (Topic: Latin Am Lit & Culture | Course Id: 104956)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • WOMS 4393-001 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 107240)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SPAN 4334-002 CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104936)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • WOMS 4393-001 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 107240)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MAS 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2016
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2016
      • WOMS 4393-001 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 107240)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SPAN 5315-002 SPAN-AM LIT II
        (Topic: 20th C Ltn Am & Caribbean Lit | Course Id: 104958)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • WOMS 4393-001 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 107240)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MAS 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SPAN 4313-002 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: AFRO-LATIN AMERICAN FILM | Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • WOMS 4393-001 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 107240)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MAS 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Afro/Hispanci Caibban Lecture | Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Reggaetón | Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • WOMS 4393-001 INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 107240)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Cine AfroLatino Americano | Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2014
      • MAS 3312-002 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 3312-002 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SPAN 5315-001 SPAN-AM LIT II
        (Topic: Contemp Ltn Am & Caribbean Lit | Course Id: 104958)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MAS 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Afro/Hispanci Caibban Lecture | Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • WOMS 2310-001 INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
        (Course Id: 107205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAS 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 5391-004 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAS 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Afro-Latin American Film | Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAS 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 5391-004 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: AFRO-HISPANIC CARIBBEAN LIT | Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAS 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Afro-Latin American Film | Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2012
      • MAS 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 5315-001 SPAN-AM LIT II
        (Topic: 20th C Latin Am & Caribbean Li | Course Id: 104958)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 4393-004 SPANISH INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104940)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Lit. Afro-Caribena Hispanica | Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MAS 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3312-001 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3315-005 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5190-004 CONF COURSE
        (Course Id: 104945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5391-004 CONF CRSE SPANISH LIT
        (Course Id: 104984)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104919)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2011
      • MAS 3312-002 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3312-002 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3315-001 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3315-002 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 5313-001 HISPANIC LITERATURE & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104956)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3315-003 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MAS 3312-002 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3312-002 LATIN AM CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3315-002 COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE
        (Course Id: 104900)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SPAN 4313-001 HISPANIC CULTURE
        (Topic: Afro-caribena Lit & Culture | Course Id: 104919)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      ACTP Committee, MODL, UTA
      Member, ACTP Committee, 2015–Present. Served as a member of the department’s tenure and promotion review committee. As a committee member, I prepared reports for candidates under review in the area of teaching, research, and/or service.
    • 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Diversity and Inclusion Committee
      Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2014–Present. Committee oversees issues of diversity and inclusion at a university-wide level.
    • Dec 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Chair
      CoLA Honors Plan
      Chaired a College level committee to develop a new CoLA honors plan that incorporated experiential learning.
    • May 2019 to  June 2019 Committee Chair
      Military Transfer Experience Ad hoc Committee
      Charged with leading an interdisciplinary committee to create a process to award military transfer credit to veteran students at UTA.
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Provost Search Committee
      Member, Provost Search Committee, 2016-2017. Appointed by the President to serve on the Provost Search Committee
    • 2015 to  2017 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Research Committee
      Member, College of Liberal Arts Research Committee, 2015–2017. Served on the College of Liberal Arts REP/FDL and Research Committee. Reviewed internal submissions for University wide research awards.
    • Past to  2016 Committee Chair
      ACTP Committee, MODL, UTA
      Chair, ACTP Committee, spring 2016. Chaired the department’s tenure and promotion review committee. As Chair, I was responsible for assuring that all appropriate tenure and promotion guidelines were followed. I summarized reports for candidates under review in the area of teaching, research, and/or service and submitted them to the MODL Chair.
    • 2007 to  2016 Library Representative
      Department of Modern Languages, UTA
      Library Representative, Department of Modern Languages, fall 2007–2014 and fall 2016. Served as a liaison between the department of Modern Languages and Jody Bailey, the subject library representative for our department.
    • July 2015 to  July 2016 Sub-Committee Chair
      Campus Climate for Women Task Force
      Sub-Committee Chair, Campus Climate for Women Task Force, July 2015–July 2016. Appointed by the President to serve on bi-weekly committee and chair the sub-committee on work/life balance. As sub-committee chair, I researched and prepared a report on work/life balance for the President.
    • 2011 to  2015 Co-Sponser
      Sociedad Hispánica (Spanish Club), MODL, UTA
      Co-Sponsor, Sociedad Hispánica (Spanish Club), Spring 2011–2015. As co-sponsor, I helped students develop activities during Spanish Heritage Month, and coordinated bake sales and guest speakers. For instance, students frequently invite faculty members from the Spanish section to lecture on grammar topics such as the placement of written accent marks. The society also has an ongoing film series that highlights Latin American and Spanish culture, which I assist in organizing.
    • 2012 to  2014 Faculty Fellow
      Center for African American Studies (CAAS)
      Faculty Fellow, Center for African American Studies (CAAS), 2012-2014. Participated in the development of all research and community-based activities for CAAS during the 2012-2013 academic year including the organization of the CAAS symposium, Critical Issues in Black Studies. Attended biweekly meetings and presented research on Afro-Hispanic identity at two brown bag workshops and a lecture series.
    • 2008 to  2014 Committee Member
      Departmental Awards Ceremony Committee, MODL, UTA
      Member, Departmental Awards Ceremony Committee, Fall 2008–2014. Served on the awards ceremony committee for the department of Modern Languages, which included planning activities for the event, selection of the menu, and assisting with award letter preparation.
    • 2008 to  2014 Committee Member
      Teacher Education Council
      Member, Teacher Education Council, 2013–2014 and 2008–2009. The Teacher Education Council provides a liaison between the Center for Professional Teacher Education and other academic departments.
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Chair
      UTA MODL Cultural Constructions Symposium
      Chair, UTA MODL Cultural Constructions Symposium, 2012–2013. Organized a one-day symposium on 21st century pedagogies, including organizing three panel sessions and inviting two guest speakers to present the feature film Maestra (Teacher) about the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign. Symposium held March 1, 2013.
    • 2010 to  2013 Committee Chair
      Departmental Awards Ceremony, MODL, UTA
      Chair, Departmental Awards Ceremony, 2010–2013. Chaired the annual awards committee for the Department of Modern Languages. As chair, I coordinated and organized the ceremony for seven languages and secured talent and guest speakers.
    • Past to  Mar 2013 Judge
      ACES
      ACES Judge, March 27, 2013. Served as a judge of undergraduate and graduate student research at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES). I judged nine student research presentations from the Department of Psychology and the Department of Communications.
    • 2009 to  2012 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
      Member, Undergraduate Assembly, fall 2009–Spring 2012. Served on the legislative body of the University Faculty in undergraduate academic affairs.
    • 2008 to  2012 Board Member
      Women’s Studies Advisory Board, CoLA
      Board Member, Women’s Studies Advisory Board, spring 2008–Fall 2012. Elected to be a member of the Women’s Studies Advisory Board for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. I participated in the annual Lunafest Cinema project which showcases films that deal with issues in Women’s and Gender Studies. I participated in activities during Women’s History Month ranging from attending events to entertaining guest speakers by escorting them to the airport, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I also selected scholarship recipients of our inaugural scholarship.
    • 2008 to  2009 Research Associate
      Center for Mexican American Studies. CoLA
      Research Associate, Center for Mexican American Studies, spring 2008–Spring 2009. Participated in monthly faculty symposiums that dealt with current issues in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean.

Service to the Profession

    • 2017 to  Present
      Co-editor
      Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum
      Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum
    • 2009 to  Present
      Board Member
      Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum
      Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum