Born in Málaga, Spain I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English Philology from the Universidad de Málaga in 1995. After completing my undergraduate degree, I continued as a student at the Universidad de Málaga, pursuing doctoral studies in Spanish Philology. While working on my Spanish dissertation and teaching Spanish language at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, I realized a growing interest in Trans-Atlantic Studies, and began a second Ph.D. program in the Romance Studies Department at Duke in the Fall of 2000.
In 2003 I earned an M.A. from Duke University. In the same year, I successfully defended my dissertation, “Magia, Hechicería, y Brujería: Entre La Celestina y Cervantes”, at the Universidad de Málaga. I was subsequently awarded a Ph.D (sobresaliente cum laude con unanimidad, with highest honors) in Spanish Philology.
I joined the faculty team at Elon University (Fall 2007) where I teach Spanish and Latin American Language and Literatures in the Department of Foreign Languages.