I have been teaching in the Department of Modern Languages since 2001. I teach a range of courses on Spanish Language at undergraduate level with a focus on EBL activities, Blended Learning, and autonomous learning. I am the module convenor for Y2 language modules.
BA (University of Santiago, Spain)
PhD (University of Birmingham, UK)
PGCE (University of Birmingham, UK)
Undergraduate modules taught
- Post A-Level Spanish Language Y1
- Post-A Level Spanish Language Y2
- Spanish Language with Business, Commerce, Economics, International Relations Y2
- Spanish Language Project for Business Y2
- Advanced Spanish Language Y4
- Advanced Spanish Language Translation Y4
I have published articles on Hispanic women writers in academic journals including Wadabagei, New Mango Season and Letras Femeninas on the topic of global translatability of racial, sexual and socio-cultural representations of Hispanic Caribbean women.
- Facilitator for PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
- Outreach activities
- Pastoral role
- “Contesting the Meaning of Latina/Chicana Motherhood in Dreaming in Cuban by Cuban American Cristina García”, Latina/Chicana Mothering 2011
- “Curriculum as Prescription versus Curriculum as Experience: A case for EBL in Modern Languages” 2010 http://www.llas.ac.uk/projects/3179 (£1,000 funded teaching project by Llas)
- “The Diasporic translatability of smell: a Latina socio-cultural and gender phenomenon” New Mango Season 2:1 (2008): 71-81
- "The search for home, identity, and national belonging in US / Cuban Cristina García's Monkey Hunting", Wadabagei. A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diasporas (Lexington Books), 9:1 (2006): 81-97.
- "El cuerpo inscrito: de cómo Sandra García perdió su identidad", Reflexiones: Ensayos sobre Escritoras Hispanoamericanas Contemporáneas, Volume III, Colección Academia, 9 pp (2005)", , Volume III, Colección Academia, 9 pp (2005)
- "Mutilation, Poetics and Aesthetics: Writing the Female Body in Cristina García's Dreaming in Cuban and The Agüero Sisters”, Letras Femeninas, 30:1 (2004), 51-63.
- “Pan de manteca” (short story). Letras Femeninas 35: 1 (2009): 353-356.
Contributions to collaborative works
- “Spanish-American Caribbean Literature (327-8)”, “Dominican-American Literature (98-101)”, “Cuban-American Literature (83-4)”, “Julia Alvarez (15-6)”, “Esmeralda Santiago (305-7)”, Hispanic American Literature Volume II Facts on File, Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, Facts on File: New York, 2008.
Reader of Language textbooks
- Colloquial Spanish: The Complete Course for Beginners. Routledge (Untza Otaola Alday). 2007
- ¡Exacto!: A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar. Hodder Arnold, 2002.
- Geoffrey Philp. Who is your Daddy and Other Stories, Society for Caribbean Studies Newsletter, 2009. , Society for Caribbean Studies Newsletter, 2009.
- Harry Goulbourne, Caribbean Transnational Experience,Black and Asian Studies Association Newsletter, 2004.
- Holger Henke and Fred Reno (eds.) Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean, Society for Caribbean Studies Newsletter, 2004.