BA, Rutgers University, 1976; MA, PhD, Yale University, 1977, 1982
Spanish American colonial literature; 19th, 20th century Latin American literature
Monograph: Literary Self-Fashioning in Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Presses, 2004).
Articles, reviews in Bulletin of the Comediantes, Kentucky Romance Quarterly, Revista Iberoamericana, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Journal, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, Discurso Literario, Texto Critico, Latin American Literary Review, Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, New York Times Book Review, Colonial Latin American Review, etc.
General Editor, Colonial Latin American Review, 2003-present; Associate Editor, 1999-2003
Director, Vassar-Wesleyan-Colgate program in Spain, fall 1994
Director, Colgate University program in Spain, fall 2003, fall 2006
Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Colgate, spring 1991, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, spring 1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2005-2006.
Colgate Presidential Scholar, 2006-2008; NEH Research Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, 2005; NEH Fellowship 1995; Research Associate, Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley 1991; Picker Fellowship 1988; Cornell University Latin American Studies Program summer 1987; Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies 1984
Member of Editorial Boards of Colonial Latin American Review, 1995-present; Latin American Literary Review, 1990-1996; Revista Iberoamericana, 1992-1994.