Associate Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of Spanish Program
EducationPh.D. in Pragmatics, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2000; Ph.D. in Ancient Greek, University of Glasgow 1992
Areas of ExpertiseCognitive Linguistics, Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Cinema, Advertising and Art, Pragmatics, Spanish Cinema and Humor
Contact InformationOffice/Hours: Oak Hall 252: By appointment only.
My research fields include multimodality, applications of cognitive linguistics to film, advertising and art, and humor in the media and in the Foreign language classroom. My main publications are Puro Teatro: Metafora y espacio en el cine de Pedro Almodovar (Editorial Libertarias, Madrid, 2010), a co-edited volume with Prof. Ch. Forceville Multimodal Metaphor (Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 2009), and Ejercicios de pragmatica, with G. Reyes and E. Baena, (Madrid: Arco Libros, 2000). I have also published articles in humor, Greek comedy and literature, and poetry in Spanish.