Visiones de exilio: Para leer a Zoe Valdes. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2008.
"Viviendo la pesadilla: Performatividad y teatralidad en la identidad de los cubanos en el 'Periodo especiale,' Exilio e identidad en el mundo hispano, Laura Lapez, Fern Andez and Beatriz Caballero Rodriguez, eds. (Alicante: Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2012) 8336-859 Web. Aug. 3, 2012.
"Betwween Impeachment and Coup de tete: A Testimonial on the Presidential Change in Paraguay in Summer 2012." Tempo exterior 26 13(2): 73-86 (2013).
"New Approaches to Afro-Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies: A review essay of 'Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution,' by Sybille Fischer; 'Being and Blackness in Latin America: Uprootedness and Improvisation,' by Patricia D. Fox; 'Escritura afropuertoorriquea y modernidad,' by Eleuterio Santiago-Diaz; and 'The Tears of Hispaniola: Haitian and Dominican Diaspora Memory,' by Lucia m. Suarez." Chasqui 38:2 (November 2009): 158-163.
"Dana Chaviano" (118-119) and "Yanitzia Canetti" (100-101), Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia, ed. Maria Claudia Andre and Eva Bueno. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Review of Afro-Cuban Identity in Postrevolutionary Novel and Film, by Andrea Easley Morris. Chasqui 41.2: 213-14 (November 2012)
Review of The Latin American Urban America: Between Literature and Mass Culture by Esperanza Bielsa. Studies in 20th and 21st Century Fiction 34 (1): 134-35 (winter 2010).
Review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook edited by Gene H. Bell-Villada. Studies in 20th and 21st Century Fiction 34 (1): 136-37 (winter 2010).
Review of Mainland Passage: The Cultural Anomaly of Puerto Rico by Ramon Soto-Crespo. Chasqui 39(2): 236-38 (November 2010).
Review of One World Periphery Reads the Other: Knowing the "Oriental" in the Americas and Iberian Peninsula, edited by Ignacio Lopez-Calvo
Review of Exile and Cultural Hegemony: Spanish Intellectuals in Mexico, 1939-1975 by Sebastian Faber (Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press, 2002). Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature 32 (1): 211-13 (winter 2008).
"Drogas de grogar," International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, October 2013
The Secret Gardens of Mogador by Alberto Ruy Sanchez (reading), HALO Hispanic literature event, Washburn University, October 2013
"The Jesuit Kingdom of Paraguay," Brown Bag Presentation, Washburn University, October 2013
"El Evangelio Sega Yunior," International Caribbean Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc., April 2013
"The Spice of Surprise: On the Impeachment of President Lugo," Kansas Paraguay Partners, University of Kansas, March 2013
"Is There a Book Any More?" Washburn Faculty Colloquium on the Book, November 2010
"We are in Kansas Now: Reading the American Heartland in Spanish-speaking Literature at the end of the 20th Century," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, April 2010
"Misreading a Minority Culture: Racism and Resistance in Victor Hugo Rascon-Banda's La mujer que caya del cielo," Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Languages, Lawrence, Kan., November 2009
"The Disengaged Engagement: Alberto Ruy Sanchez's Cycle of Desire," Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 2009
"All the Gardens in the World: Alberto Ruy Sanchez's Los jardines secretos de Mogador," Faculty Colloquium on the Garden, Washburn, September-November 2008
Awards and honors
Marquis Who's Who in American Education 2008
Offices and appointments
Planning committee, Tilford Conference on Diversity, Emporia State University, October 2013
Editorial board, Caribbean Voices e-journal
Sweet Sabbatical, Guarani Language and Cultural Stage in Asuncion, Paraguay, June and July 2010
Moderator, Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City, Mo., 2010. 2013
Steering committee, USD 501, 2009-10
Workshop on Spanish language and Latino culture, Marian Clinic, Topeka, February and March 2010
Workshop on portfolio assessment for world languages high school instructors, Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka, March 2010
Interview in La Voz de Galicia (Spanish journal), Jan. 6, 2010
Reviewer, Letras femininas peer reviewer Epigraphs, Intertextuality and Exile: Reading the Poetry of Zoa Valdas (2013)
Reviewer, Hispania, Official Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese