M.A., Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Germany Ph.D., Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Germany
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 210
My primary research focus is Indigenous Feminism as a tool of critical literary analysis within a trans-Indigenous framework. Acknowledging the centrality of Indigenous feminist theories recognizes the multiple knowledges about connection to land, spirituality, and community, which Indigenous authors articulate in their literature, indispensable for the process of decolonization.
At FIU’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, I teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in “Feminist Theory”, as well as global learning and core curriculum courses including “Introduction to Global Gender and Women’s Studies” and “Global Women’s Writing”. My “Global Women’s Writing” course concentrates on Indigenous writers from the Pacific as well as from South America.
I serve as the Center’s representative to the Arts, Sciences & Education Curriculum Committee, which means that I facilitate the adoption of new courses for the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.