Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Years at Knox: 2013 to present
M.F.A., 2009, University of California-Irvine.
B.A., 2001, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Creative writing-fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, literary translation, Latin American and Iberian literatures,Twentieth-century U.S. literature, literary modernism, post-colonial literature of Africa and the Caribbean.
Selected Professional Accomplishments
Nominated for the Ellen Levine Second Book Prize, 2013.
Finalist for Katherine Bakeless Prize in Fiction, 2012.
Squaw Valley Writers Conference Fellowship, 2009.
Faultline Editorial Fellowship, UC Irvine, 2008.
Arlene Cheng Fellowship, UC Irvine, 2008.
Academic Essay Award, UC Irvine, 2008.
Humanities Research Travel Grant, UC Irvine, 2007.
Magna Cum Laude, UW Eau Claire, 2001.
University Student Research Grant, UW Eau Claire, 2001.
Bogotá: A Novel, TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press (2013).
"Some Hope" Orange Coast Review (Spring 2009)
"Los Braceros: Lost in the Heartland" Wisconsin People & Ideas (2006).
"Poison Rain" The Connection (2002).
"Displaced" The Connection (2003).
"Deafmutechild" by Héctor Hernández. Faultline (2009).
Stories of Life and Death/Historias de vida y muerte Sangfroid Press (2004).