I am a Ph.D. candidate and I hold a M.A. degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I was born in Bogotá Columbia, where I studied Modern Languages and Literature at the Universidad de los Andes. My current research focuses on the dimensions of epistles written by women who emigrated to the Río de la Plata region during the XVI and XVII centuries. My final purpose is to analyze how Spanish and Spanish-American women constructed themselves as active participants in the colonial order. Thanks to the support of some grants, I have been able to do research in the Archivo de Indias in Seville from where I have obtained most of my research corpus. I have delivered papers at national and international meetings in several areas of Hispanic Literature, on topics such as Latin American and Spanish Women Writers.
Finally, I have taught Spanish language and literature courses at different institutions such as the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Smith College and Colby College.