Ph.D. in Spanish with Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, University of Virginia (expected 2021)
M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia (2018)
B.A. in Latin American Studies, New York University (2015)
Religious exchange in colonial Spanish America, with a particular focus on the indigenous influence on Catholic identity
The making of saints, myths, and icons in both religious and secular contexts
Digital humanities, particularly remediation and textual scholarship
- Advanced Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 2020): fall 2018
- Intensive Elementary Spanish (SPAN 1020): summer 2018
- Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 2010): fall 2016–spring 2018, including action research into foreign-language composition
Workshops / Pedagogical Materials:
- “Transcription: More Than Meets the Eye.” Developed for the Praxis Program at the Scholars' Lab, 2018. Given as a workshop for Scholars' Lab and DH@W&L, March 26, 2019. dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60P0WQ82
- “Writing in Public (on Purpose): aka how to grow up on the Internet and reverse-engineer something professional out of it.” Guest lecture for WRIT 100: Writing in Public, Washington & Lee University, April 2, 2018. Funded by the Scholars' Lab and DH@W&L.
“The Fashion of This World Passeth Away.” The Weekly Standard 23.47 (August 20/27, 2018).
“Lessons from Valladolid: On Being Decent in an Indecent Age.” Mere Orthodoxy, June 11, 2018.
“Catholic priests don’t wear suits to Mass. So why so many tuxedos at the Met Gala?” America: The Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture, May 11, 2018.
“Cowboy, Engineer, Saint: On the Trail of St. José Brochero.” America: The Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture 218.4 (February 19, 2018).
“A Name Which No One Knows.” In Christ's Body, Christ's Wounds. Ed. Eve Tushnet. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2018.
“Path of Duty: the tragic, holy obedience of Mother Cornelia Connelly.” America: The Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture 217.11. November 13, 2017.
“Hypervisible Church.” First Things, July 27, 2016.
“The Politics and Poetry of Copa América Centenario.” Unusual Efforts, June 2, 2016.
“The Mythical Founding of Club Atlético Independiente.” Unusual Efforts, April 6, 2016.
“Katharine Drexel: The American Missionary.” First Things, April 4, 2016.
“Dualism to Duodernidad: Using TEI to Reveal Histories of Missionary Translation in the Popol Wuj.” DH 2018: Bridges/Puentes. Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, México D.F., June 29, 2018.
“Naming Fray Francisco Ximénez’s Manuscript.” Inflammatory Objects: What We Keep and Why. Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures Public Humanities Lab, University of Virginia, April 18, 2018.
“<friarspeak>: Fray Francisco Ximénez as editor of the Popol Wuj.” Graduate Student Lecture Series, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, October 27, 2017.
Grants & Awards
Praxis Program Fellowship, Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia, 2018–2019
Charles Killian Wolcz Summer Fellowship, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, summer 2017
New York University Department of Spanish and Portuguese Award, presented for excellence in an honors undergraduate thesis, awarded for “Dios y los Diez: The Mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi in Contemporary Argentina,” May 2015
Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Grant, New York University, summer 2014
New York University College of Arts and Sciences Presidential Honors Scholar, 2013–2015
Graduate Student Representative, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, 2018–2019
Guest Organizer and Speaker, “Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Nican Mopohua.” Holy Women in the Americas Lunch Seminar Series. St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, University of Virginia. March 22, 2019.
Grant Reviewer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Council. University of Virginia. January 2019.
Organizer, Graduate Student Lecture Series and Welcome-Back Reception. University of Virginia. January 17, 2019.
Guest Organizer and Speaker, “Venerable Concepción Cabrera de Armida.” Holy Women in the Americas Lunch Seminar Series. St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, University of Virginia. November 9, 2018.
Organizer, “Disciplines, Professions, and the Borders of Research: Roundtable for Graduate Students.” University of Virginia. October 16, 2018.
Organizer, “Crafting a Profile for a Liberal-Arts Job,” presentation by Prof. Daniel Hartnett (Kenyon College). University of Virginia. October 4, 2018.