- B.A. (Spanish), University of Texas, San Antonio
- M.A. (Spanish), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- M.A. (Portuguese), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), University of Texas, Austin
My research interests lie in contemporary Chicana Literature, specifically, and in 19th and 20th century Chicano literature, more generally. My work-in-progress is titled "Virgins, Martyrs and Whores: Mexican Cultural Icons of Womanhood in Chicana Literature." I also do work in Brazilian Literature, specifically by contemporary women.