Women’s theater; Mexican literature; Spanish-American theater and contemporary Mexican film; feminism and postmodernism
In Mexico City I correspond with colleagues at the following institutions:
I have also presented papers at the annual theater conference organized by the Department of Theatre at the Universidad Iberoamericana
In the United States, I have been a member of Feministas Unidas, which is affiliated with the Modern Language Association and have served as president of the organization. To celebrate the its 25th anniversary, in 2006 I co-edited with a colleague from the University of Rochester an issue of the organization's journal called "Letras Femeninas." We entitled our special issue: Twenty Five Years of Feminist Scholarship by Feministas Unidas: Positions on Gender, Writing, Ethnicity, Identity, and Mother/Sisterhood.
Currently, I am involved with NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) and serving as Direction of the Spanish and Portuguese Area. I am also the current president of the Women and Gender Studies Caucus and previously served as secretary and vice-president. As vice-president I organized the mentorship program and served on various group committees. As president I will be in charge of the Caucus's annual meeting in April 2018 and I will coordinate the essay contest along with various other tasks.
I have been a member of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (The International Association of Feminine and Histpanic Literature and Culture) since 2000. They hold their annual meetings in a different country each year. This year it is being held in the Dominican Republic. I have given presentations in Sevilla, Spain and in Toronto.
I am also a member of a consortium of universities called LELACS (Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies). Professors from Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Colgate, Cornell, Oswego and Rochester gather every semester to listen and comment on papers either from invited guests or works in progress.
Perhaps the most unexpected thing about my area of research that North American scholars would not know is that in Mexico we can find feminist writings in the 1600s in the works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.