20th century American literature; Mexican American literature; folklore and folklore studies
Statement of Research Interests:
I’m interested in the role folklore has played in the devaluing, development, and recovery of Mexican American literature.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy:
Instructive and persuasive writing is like storytelling. It must make logical connections and provide the right kind of details that will help readers arrive at a certain point of understanding.
I’m a part-time artist and novice folklorist. I like painting, learning about traditional Nuevomexicano arts and crafts, and listening to other people’s stories.