Selected examples of my original writing in English and Spanish, including academic work, criticism, nonfiction, poetry, and reporting:
Homenaje a mi panza
An original poem in Spanish, selected for the #Evolving series published by Spanglish Voces. (2021)
Anything for La Brega
I wrote this reflection on two bilingual podcasts, Anything for Selena and La Brega, for the Translation Issue of the podcast newsletter Bello Collective. I also wrote a Spanish version of the piece. (2021)
El programa de alfabetización de adultos del Movimiento Barrios de Pie
For my undergraduate honors thesis, I traveled to Argentina to study an adult literacy campaign led by Movimiento Barrios de Pie, as well as reviewed the historical link between adult literacy campaigns and popular movements in Latin America. (2005) Note: the attached PDF does not include the appendix.
Are We on the Cusp of a Boom in Spanish-Language Podcasting?
I pitched and reported this state-of-the-industry piece for the podcast newsletter Bello Collective, compiling research and interviews in both English and Spanish. (2017)
Undergraduate Students of Spanish: Motivations and Attitudes
For my master’s thesis, I surveyed undergraduate students enrolled in every level of Spanish offered at George Mason University during the Spring 2011 semester and conducted interviews with a subset of participants from three home language profiles that were enrolled in different levels of Spanish. (2011)