I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. In addition to working with linguistically and culturally diverse students at the postsecondary level in the U.S., I have taught EFL in workplaces and K-12 schools in the Czech Republic and Chile, learning Czech and Spanish along the way. At UNM, I teach first-year writing, technical/professional writing, and upper division and graduate courses with foci such as “Professional Writing in a Globalized World” and “The Sociopolitical Contexts of Writing Instruction.” Learn more about my classes on the Teaching page.
My research is primarily focused on investigating issues surrounding the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of education worldwide and making educational institutions and writing classrooms more welcoming spaces for all students. Much of this work is theoretically grounded but pedagogically oriented, focusing on linguistically diverse peer review, the development of new teaching practices, and literacy experiences across the curriculum and at different institutions. I am currently working on a few different projects, which you can read about on the Current Projects page.
As described in my CV, I have have published articles in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, TESOL Quarterly, and Writing Program Administration. My first book, Transiciones: The Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College, was published in 2015 with Utah State University Press.