H. Manuel Acevedo-Reyes

PhD Student / Graduate Representative
New Cabell Hall 458
Office Hours:
Tues & Thurs 11:00am-1:00pm



2026    PhD in Spanish, University of Virginia. (in progress)

             Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality

             Graduate Certificate in Environmental Humanities

             Graduate Certificate in American Studies

2022    MA in Spanish, University of Virginia.

2020    MA in Hispanic Literature and Culture, Indiana University.                                               

2019    MA in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, Stockton University.

2016    BAs in Spanish and Teacher Education, Stockton University.

2014    AA in Secondary Education, Atlantic Cape Community College.

Areas of Research and Teaching

Caribbean Literature and Culture       Latinx Literature and Culture                         Pornography Studies

Queer and Trans in the Americas       Latin American Literature                              Feminist Theory

Environmental Humanities                 Racialized Sexualities                                    Film Theory



2021    Review of Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, University of Michigan Press, 2020. In Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, V. 17, I. 1, 2021.


2021    Translated “La vida después de la muerte de Giuseppe Campuzano” by Malú Machuca Rose. In TSQ*Now, 2021.

2021    Translated “Introducción del Editor General” by Francisco Galarte. In TSQ*Now, 2021

Conference Presentations

2023    “Cuir Ecological Futures in La mucama de Omicunlé.” Environmental Humanities Symposium. University of Virginia, March 30th.

2023    “Literature and the Environment in La mucama de Omicunlé.” Diálogos XX. Indiana University, February 25th.

Invited Talks

2021    “Implementing Peer Review to Correct Common Grammar Errors in a Second-Language Context.” Institute of World Languages Roundtable. Organizer: Emily Scida. University of Virginia, November 11th.

2021    “Queer Puerto Rican Sexualities.” Queer Theory and Cultural Production in the Américas. Organizer: Cole Rizki. University of Virginia, October 7th.

2019    “Action Research: Defining Your Topic.” Methods of Teaching College Spanish. Organizer: Laura Gurzynski-Weiss. Co-Presenter: Madison Wray. Indiana University, September 30th.

2018    “Implementing Classroom Management Plans to Increase Engagement in Urban World Language Classroom.” Graduate Research Symposium. Stockton University, April 25th.

Teaching Experience


Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

Texts and Interpretation (Fall 2023).

Introduction to Hispanic Cultures (Summer Language Institute: 2022 and 2023).

Grammar and Composition I (2022-2023).

Intermediate Spanish I (2021-2022). 


Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Second-Year Spanish II (Spring 2020).

Second-Year Spanish I (Fall 2019).

Intensive First-Year Spanish (2018-2019).

Spanish Language Immersion Camp (Summer 2019).


 Spanish for Medical Professionals (Spring 2023 and Summer 2023).

Spanish for Educators (Spring 2022 and Summer 2022).


World Language Teacher (K-8), Bridgeton Public Schools (2017-2018).

Spanish Teaching Practicum (K-5, 6-8), Pleasantville Public Schools (S2016-F2016).

Spanish Teaching Practicum (9-12), Atlantic City Public Schools (Fall 2015).

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships


2023    Graduate Instructor Seminar in the Teaching of Writing.

2023    Graduate Global Research.

2023    Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Award.

2023    The Charles Gordon Reid Summer Travel Fellowship.

2022    Summer Research Fellowship.