Teaching

My scholarly theoretical frameworks and pedagogical methods are inspired by inclusion and representation. These notions carry political, social, and cultural weight in (higher education) classrooms and syllabi. When curating syllabi for my courses, I include narratives that reflect the diversity of our country and our world, by including theorists and writers who are working class, people of color, women, LGBTQ, and the intersections of these identities. My theoretical framework(s) and practice intersect in the classroom as I ask my students to problematize the omission of certain histories and voices and to question why other narratives are deemed important and valuable. Not only do these interrogative exercises develop my students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, but it teaches them how to locate and analyze bias in the literary texts around them (music, journalism, poetry, speeches etc.). In addition, they are empowered to challenge the norm in my classroom and their daily lives. My courses prepare undergraduates for success in the university and beyond through writing and close reading exercises and assignments, oral presentations, and research projects.

  • Courses Taught:
    • “Latinx Literature”
    • “Puerto Rican Literature: (Re)Writing Home and the Nation”
    • “English Composition: Writing Home and Self”
    • “Introduction to Latinx Studies”
    • “Introduction to Caribbean Literature”
    • “Introduction to Caribbean Studies”
    • “Introduction to American Studies”

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