I am interested in the points of convergence of graphic narratives of the world, and on the results of their interaction in terms of form and content. I focus on graphic narratives originally written in English, Japanese, and Spanish (i.e., comics, manga, and historieta). As I write about women and girls' comics cultures, I am mapping out aesthetic migrations and connections that I find.
Although I study in the United States, I continue to participate with RING, the international network of comics scholars, and I peer review for ESLA, a journal of cultural and literary studies at PUC, Chile. I am also part of the executive committee of the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State.
- CMLIT 100 Reading Across Cultures. Fall 2021
- CMLIT 13 Virtual Worlds. Spring 2021.CMLIT 13 Virtual Worlds. Fall 2020.
- ENGL 136 The Graphic Novel. Fall 2019.
- CMLIT 13 Virtual Worlds. (T.A.) Spring 2019.
- CMLIT 191 Introduction to Video Game Cultures. Fall 2018.
- CMLIT 10 Introduction to World Literature. Spring 2018.
- CMLIT 115 International Film and Literature. World Campus. Summer 2017.
- Graduate Student Excellence in Mentoring Award. Graduate School, Penn State. 2022.
- Swann Foundation Fellowship for research of Japanese and American comics. Library of Congress. 2021.
- Graduate Exhibition 2021 Award. 3rd place in the Arts and Humanities
Category. Penn State. 2021.Miller 20th Century Japan Research Award - Prange Collection, University of Maryland.
- Fellowship for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields. Japan Foundation.
- Beca para Postgrado en el Extranjero. (M.A.) Becas Chile CONICYT.
- Fellowship for Language Assistants. Union College, NY.
- Beca Vocación de Profesor, Ministry of Education, Chile.
Areas of Interest:
Visual Culture / Visual Studies
Global comics, graphic novels, and graphic narratives
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies