Curriculum Vitae


1991-1996Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Ph.D. in English in 1998
1987-1991University of Houston, Houston; B.A. in English. Graduated summa cum laude with University Honors and Honors in Major.
1980-1981Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Teaching Positions

Jan 2002-presentAssociate Professor, Department of English (and, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures), Stanford University
1996-2001Assistant Professor, Department of English (and by courtesy, of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese), Stanford University

Administrative Positions

2011-2012Director, Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University
2005-2008Vice-Chair, Department of English, Stanford University
2002-2005Director, Undergraduate Program, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
2002-2005Chair, Major in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

2003-2005Stanford Fellow
2001-2002Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities
2000-2001Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University
2000-2001Brown Faculty Fellow, Stanford University
1999-2000CCSRE Junior Faculty Fellow, Stanford University
1997-1998Outstanding Chicana/o Faculty Member, Stanford University
Summer 1995Dissertation Completion Project Fellowship, Tomás Rivera Center
Summer 1995Women's Studies Program Fellowship, Cornell University
Summer 1995Chicana/Latina Summer Research Institute Fellowship, UC-Davis
1994-1996Graduate School Minority Student Fellowship, Cornell University
1993Gertrude Spencer Teaching Prize, Cornell University
1993Faulkenau Fellowship for University Service, Cornell University
1991-1993 Gertrude Spencer Teaching Prize, Cornell University
1993J. Saunders Redding Fellowship, Cornell University
1991Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship, University of Houston
1990-1991Khristen Shepler Memorial Scholarship, University of Houston
1989-1991Honors Program Scholarship, University of Houston
1980National Merit Scholarship


Books and Edited Volumes


Chapters in Books

Reviews, Review Essays, Online Fora, Conference Proceedings

Invited Papers and Presentations

Conference Papers and Presentations (from 2002)


Graduate Seminars

Undergraduate Lecture Classes

Undergraduate Seminars

Continuing Studies


Ph.D. Dissertation Chair


In Progress

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member


In Progress

Habilitation Committee Member

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Interdisciplinary English Major Papers

CSRE Senior Paper

Professional Activities (selected)

Departmental Service (Stanford)

2009-2010Reappointment Committee for Saikat Majumdar
2005-2008Chair, Creative Planning Committee
2007-2008Early American Literature Search Committee
2006-2008Graduate Studies Committee
2006-2007Co-Chair, Search Committee for English-language literature outsides of Britain and the U.S.
2003-2005African-American Literature Search Committee
2003-2005Co-Chair, Graduate Admissions
1996-2008Committee on Selecting Jones Lecturers, Creative Writing Program
Departmental Advisory Committee
2000-2002American Literature Search Committee
1999-2001Chair, Lora Romero Memorial Lecture Committee
1999-2000Junior Search Committee
1998-1999Alden Dissertation Prize Selection Committee
1997-1999Writing and Critical Thinking Committee
1998-1999Bocock/Guerard Fiction Prize Selection Committee
1997-1998Co-chair, English Department Lecture Committee

University Service (Stanford)

2005-presentStanford Humanities Center Advisory Board
2007-presentGraduate Faculty Fellowship Advisory Committee
2011-presentIntroductory Seminars Faculty Advisory Board
2010-2011Discussion Leader, 12@12, A Series of Interdisciplinary Lunch Discussions Among Graduate Students and Faculty
2009-2010Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Procedures
2006-2007New Strategies Advisory Group
2005-2007Committee-in-Charge, Program in Modern Thought and Literature
2003-2005Faculty Senate
2002-2005Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid
2000-2008Executive Committee, Research Institute in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (RICSRE)
1996-2008Resource Faculty for Feminist Studies
2001-2002Program in Writing and Rhetoric Lecturer Selection Committee
Galarza Prize Selection Committee
1996-2000Chicana/o Studies Curriculum Committee
1998-1999Rhetoric Search Committee
1996-1998Faculty Sponsor, Chicana/o Colloquia, Chicana/o Latina/o Graduate Student Association
1996-1998Affiliated Faculty Member, Stanford Center for Chicana/o Studies
1997, 2003Lopez/Rosaldo Prize Selection Committee

University Service (Cornell)

1995Graduate Student Representative, Graduate and Professional Student Finance Committee
1994-1995At-large Representative, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly
1994-1995Graduate Student Representative, University Assembly
1994-1995University Assembly Liaison, Board on University Health
Fall 1994Coordinator, Student Ad Hoc Coalition on the U.S. Latina/o Studies
1993-1994President, U.S. Latina/o Graduate Student Coalition
1993-1994Co-Coordinator, U.S. Latina/o Studies Colloquia
1993Graduate Student Representative, English Department Faculty Search Committee for a Specialist in U.S. Latina/o Literature

Professional Associations