Research Areas

  • African American literature from 19th century until today
  • Re-writings and new interpretations of slavery in 20th and early 21st century texts
  • Contemporary American fiction

 Doctoral Supervision

I would be happy to supervise dissertations related to any of my research areas.

Research Activities

In 2008 I received a fellowship from the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  to participate in their “Summer 2008 Study of the USA Institutes for University Educators” at New York University.

In 2005 and 2006 I was awarded a doctoral research grant at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Institut für Nordamerikastudien at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).

Relevant Publications

  • “Los despertares de Edna Pontellier,” in Dr. Joan Curbet (ed.) Ficciones del deseo femenino: doce figuras, Madrid: Cátedra (to be published in 2013). ISBN: 978-84-9788-432-2.
  • “Former Slaves on the Move: The Plantation Household, the White House, and the Postwar South as Spaces of Transit in Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes,” Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, Vol. 25 (2012).
  • “From Slave to Historian: The Case of James Lindsay Smith,” in ES 32 (2011) 129–150.
  • “Nobody Knows Anything About These Men Who Has Not Seen Them in Battle: Reclaiming the Slaves’ Bravery through Emancipation Narratives.” Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense. Madrid: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Vol. 18, pp. 91–106 (2010).
  • Afterword: “Edith Wharton en la distancia corta 1862–1937,” in Edith Wharton’s Encanto y Compañía, Madrid: Funambulista, pp. 260–266 (2010).