Assistant Professor
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Office: 541-737-3956

Kidder Hall

Kidder Hall 222

2000 SW Campus Way

2000 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph.D. in Ibero-Romance Philology and Linguistics , The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Spanish, Brigham Young University
B.A. in Spanish, Brigham Young University

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Teaching Philosophy and Courses

  • Structural and applied linguistics in English and Spanish
  • Beginning-level Spanish translation
  • Jotería topics (Queer and trans Latin@ issues)


  • History of Spanish in the US Southwest
  • Pedagogies of engagement
  • Language revitalization and language policy
  • Queer and trans Latin@ issues
  • Autoethnography centered on intersections of ethnic identity, religion, and sexual orientation.


  • Best Practices in Second Language Teaching. In Gross, J. (Ed.) Teaching Oregon Native Languages. OSU University Press.
  • Building Communities and Making Connections (Ed. with Rivera-Mills, S.) Cambridge Scholars Publishing.