Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia (expected 2021)
with Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (2020)
M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia (2018)
B.A. in Latin American Studies, New York University (2015)
Saint Rafael Arnáiz: Collected Works, a critical translation of the writings of a young Spanish monk who became the first saint of the Trappist order. This will be the first major English translation of his writings, which span letters, diaries, and illustrated ephemera from 1921 to 1938. The project will be published with Cistercian Publications in spring 2022, featuring an introduction by Sr. María Gonzalo, OCSO.
- Dissertation updates can be found at faith-full, a newsletter on translation and faith.
- Read an excerpt at Commonweal.
- The cultural production of Catholic religious orders
- The making of saints, myths, and icons in both religious and secular contexts
- Digital humanities, particularly remediation and textual scholarship
- Translation from Spanish to English
- Multepal Project at the University of Virginia, a TEI-based digital critical edition of the Popol Wuj (collaborator)
- Unclosure: An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, the 2018–2019 Praxis Program fellowship project and critical intervention into Public Domain Day 2019 (co-PI)
- Prologue, Scholia to the Stories of the Origin of the Indians, a TEI-encoded critical translation of a colonial Spanish missionary text (PI)
- "Digital Decolonizations: Remediating the Popol Wuj." Co-authored with Rafael Alvarado, Karina Baptista, and Allison Bigelow. Transformative Digital Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities, Routledge, 2020.
- “Unmagical Realism.” Commonweal 146.16 (November 2019).
- “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.
- “Dios y los Diez: The Mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi in Contemporary Argentina.” Esferas 4 (2015).
- “DH Project Scoping Panel.” DH@UVa, University of Virginia, September 5, 2019.
- “Roundtable on Unclosure: An Act for the Encouragement of Learning (2018–2019 Praxis Project).” Decolonizing the Digital Humanities: Indigenous Arts, Histories, and Knowledges from the Material to the Screen. University of Virginia, April 6, 2019.
- “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.
Radio and Podcast Appearances
- Inter Sessions ep. 3: segment on St. Rafael Arnáiz as a quarantine companion (begins at 4:59)
- St. Dymphna's Playbook ep. 59: segment on St. Rafael Arnáiz and his experience pursuing a monastic vocation as a chronically ill person (begins at 5:24)
- EWTN Catholic Radio's Morning Glory: interview to discuss the 2018 Met Gala and the gender politics of secular and Catholic fashion aesthetics
- Spirits ep. 29: guest appearance to tell the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe from historical and religious perspectives
Grants & Awards
- Americas Center / Centro de las Américas Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2020 - awarded but not disbursed due to COVID-19
- Charles Gordon Reid, Jr. Summer Fellowship, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, 2020 - awarded but not disbursed due to COVID-19
- 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, 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
- Translation from Spanish to English (SPAN 4040): fall 2019 and spring 2020, using both open-access materials and contract grading
- 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 and Materials
- “Fractales/Fractals: Teaching Activities.” Accompanying activities for SPAN 4040 students' translation of Fractales, produced by the UVA Spanish Theatre Group in spring 2020.
- “Teaching Translation with the Public Domain.” Lesson plan for Unclosure: An Act for the Encouragement of Learning by the 2018–2019 Praxis Program Fellows.
- “DH Interventions in the Public Domain.” Led workshop as Praxis contribution to Humanities Week, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, University of Virginia, April 1, 2019.
- “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.
DH@UVa Graduate Student Liaison, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, 2019–present.
Co-Organizer with Joseph Wei, “Divestment as Care: A Teach-In with David Swanson.” Care & the University Working Group, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, University of Virginia. November 19, 2020.
Guest Organizer and Speaker, "The Gift of Silence: St. Rafael Arnáiz Barón's Spirituality for Troubled Times." St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, University of Virginia. February 28, 2020.
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.
Graduate Student Representative, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, 2018–2019:
- Organizer, Graduate Student Lecture Series and Welcome-Back Reception. University of Virginia. January 17, 2019.
- 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.
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.