Funded Research

  • 2015
    Southern Utah University Faculty Scholarly Support Fund ($1,500)
    This is a competitive, University-wide award presented to faculty engaged in research. With these funds I was able to attend the XXXIII Latin American Studies Association Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I organized a panel, presented on a panel, and attended the Latina/o Studies Section Business Meeting, serving as the section's Junior Faculty Representative.
  • 2013
    University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Summer Graduate Fellowship ($5,000)
    This fellowship is awarded yearly to one student in Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. With these funds, I was able to conduct interviews with and attend performances by Ismael Ogando, a Dominican-born performer living and working in Berlin, Germany. While in Berlin, I attended the TRANSART 2013 Symposium. I also used this award to attend the Ay Ombé International Theatre Retreat, conducted by Dominican-American author and performer Josefina Báez.
  • 2013
    University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Travel Award ($800)
    I presented “El abyecto y el exiliado en El mundo alucinante de Reinaldo Arenas” at the Alabama Modern Language Conference, The University of Alabama, March 1-3.
  • 2012
    University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Summer Research Grant ($800)
    I utilized this grant to conduct archival research in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and New York City. I spent time with various theatre companies in the Dominican Republic, and conducted interviews with Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé and Jorge B. Merced at Pregones Theater in the Bronx.