I am a Professor of Spanish, teaching courses on 20th- century Spanish American narrative, oral narrative tradition and Literary History, contemporary literary theory and narrative perspective, as well as advanced Spanish language courses. I published Narrative Perspective in Fiction: A Phenomenological Mediation of Reader, Text, and World with the University of Toronto Press as well as an edition focusing on literature and the development of cultural identity. I also have numerous articles and chapters in Canadian, Mexican and European journals and editions that focus on Spanish American and European narrative and oral storytelling. Currently I am engaged in research on how to best accommodate oral literary traditions in works of literary history.
In 2009 – 2010, I lectured at the Universities of Saint Andrews, Santiago de Compostela, and Perpignan as an Erasmus, Mundus Masters Visiting Scholar to the European Union. From January 2011 until January 2014, I acted as a regional delegate for New England and Eastern Canada to the Modern Language Association of America’s Delegate Assembly.
I acted as President of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, as Secretary, Treasurer, and as Vice President of the Coordinating Committee for Comparative Histories of Literatures in European Languages of the International Comparative Literature Association. I has also acted as a member of editorial boards of Canadian and Mexican journals dedicated to the fields of Hispanic and Comparative Literature.