My approach to teaching takes into account students' skills and knowledges. I have taught at Hispanic Serving Institutions for over 8 years years and have developed courses that cultivate a collaborative, inclusive, equitable atmosphere that allow students to learn vis-a-vis the diverse lived experiences of their peers. My courses support student learning by centering student-to-student exchanges, and my syllabi draw from a wide range of textual and audiovisual materials that reflect our mediated and informational world. The activities, assignments, and discussions are designed with the cultural and political realities of our twenty-first century in mind, and they equip students to engage with those realities by developing a capacity for critical inquiry applied to the analysis and discussion of Latin American literary and audiovisual arts.
"I wanted to say thank you for teaching this class, I was able to learn many aspects of Latin American history which I was not aware of before. I would really like to continue learning about Latin America, specifically that of Latin American Culture and use of mediums such as film."
"Over all, I really really enjoyed this class. It was super informational and I didn’t know about 99% of the information going into this class compared to what I know now exiting this class. Thank you so much for a great semester."