I am an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Ithaca College. I hold a Ph.D.from the University at Buffalo, where I specialized in 20th and 21st Century Spanish Peninsular Literature. My teaching and research interests range from elementary Spanish grammar and composition to contemporary Spanish literature and film. I am particularly interested in post-Franco Spain and have written a number of articles, chapters and a book focusing on women's gender roles within this period (Feminine Agency and Transgression in Post-Franco Spain). I have more recently focused my research on issues of human migration as portrayed in Spanish literature, film and other popular media. I have a burgeoning interest in the digital humanities and, at the moment, I am working on developing some digital projects with students.