Spanish language (all levels), Latin American literature and culture, Language teaching methodology
Contributions to journals: Hispania, Hispanófila, Chasqui, Romance Languages Annual, Latin American Literary Review, and Confluencia
Contributions to books: Bodies and Biases: Representations of Sexualities in Hispanic Literatures and CulturesU of Minnesota P, 1993; Spanish American Literature: A Collection of Essays Garland P, 1998; and Ernesto Pellegrini’s Asfalto, Buenos Aires, 2004.
Faculty Development Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1993 and 2000
Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, 2000
International Projects and Activities Grant, 2001 and 2003
Special Focus (Gateway Course) Grant, 2003
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Grant, 2011
Spanish Teacher of the Year (University Level), Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (IAATSP), 2006.
Spanish language and pedagogy, Argentine literature and culture, 20th century prose fiction of Latin America, GLBTQ Literature of Latin America, Jorge Luis Borges, Latin American Modernism and Avant-Garde, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Methodology