SummaryI came to Endicott College in 2001. Here, I teach mostly Spanish classes, but I help some students that want to taste the flavor of Portuguese, so quite often I work with them twice a week. I also teach Latin American topics: cinema, history, and literature. I am very passionate about teaching and learning with others. I also write poetry in Spanish, I just published my third book: El fuego en tus palabras, Obsidiana Press, USA, it can be find at amazon.com. I am also the Faculty Athlete Representative, and I serve as a liaison here at Endicott. I am also member of the Hall of Fame Committee. My research areas are literature and politics. I got the Teaching Excellence award in 2006. I often lead groups of students to Latin America trips, mainly to Costa Rica, but also to Peru and Mexico in the past.
HST/IST260 Modern Latin American History & Culture
HSM387 Costa Rica Culture and Community Service Project
Sp 101 Elementary Spanish I
SP 102 Elementary Spanish II
Sp 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II
Sp 301 Spanish Conversation
Sp 302 Spanish Composition
SP 331 Latin American Cinema
Sp 322 Latin America Short Fiction
IST 108 special topics in Languages: Portuguese
HON350 Cuba: Past and Present.
Faculty Athlete Representative
Hall of Fame Committee Member
Diversity Committee Member.
Born in San Salvador in 1957
Grew up in Mexico City
Jesuit Student in Central American Province from 1975 to 1983
Worked in Human Rights in Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.
Married, two children.
Doctor Degree in Modern Literature from Iberoamericana University in Mexico City in 1998.
National Researcher Level III, MÃ©xico from 1997 -2002.
I have published 8 books:
Camino hacia el silencio, editorial Hebel, Santiago de Chile, 2017 (e-book)
Los motivos de la memoria, 1995, (novel), MÃ©xico reprinted in the USA 2017.
El fuego en tus palabras, 2016, (poetry) USA.
Los bordes del placer (2015) (poetry) USA.
Non-fiction books in the Communication, and language field:
La religiÃ³n como mediadora del sentido de la vida (2001) MÃ©xico.
Las iglesias y la agenda de la prensa escrita en MÃ©xico (coord) (1999) MÃ©xico.
El uso de los programas de televisiÃ³n comercial en el salÃ³n de clases: taller para profesores de educaciÃ³n primaria, (1998) MÃ©xico.
Diversidad, tecnologÃa y comunicaciÃ³n: una mirada a nuestra AmÃ©rica (coord) (1997) MÃ©xico.
Vivir la fiesta: un desenfreno multimediado (1994) MÃ©xico
I am an active member of the Latin America Studies Association (LASA)
Portuguese is my second language.
I was name the Faculty Athlete Liaison in or Conference, Spring 2016.
I pubished Los motivos de la memoria (novel), 2017.
I published the book El fuego en tus palabras, Obsidiana Press, USA, 2016
I published the book Los bordes del placer, Obsidiana Press, USA, 2015
I was name Faculty of the year, 2006.
Literature and Politics: JosÃ© Saramago and his perspective of deshumanization in his novel Blindness.
Water crisis in Latin America: the case of Bolivia.
I am working on my third poetry book Los senderos de la noche, that I hope can be out at the end of the year.