BA University of California at La Jolla 1970; MA, PhD SUNY Stony Brook 1974, 1985
SUNY Old Westbury; Hamilton College
Latin American contemporary novel, women and women writers in Latin America
Feminist literary criticism, Latin American women writers, Caribbean literature, feminism and politics in contemporary Latin America, women writers / Latin America, Spain
Mujer, mitificación y novela (1989); work on Rosario Castellanos in Revista Interamericana and in Lugar de Encuentro; "Women and Sexuality in Latin America" in Trends in History; "At the Crossroads: Latina's Affirmation of Life" in Breaking Boundaries; articles in An Anthology of Latin American Literature of Exile, La obra de Carlos Fuentes, Theorizing About Essays (1993), articles on Black Colombian Poets(2007,2008),articles on Laura Restrepo (2008), Hilvanando Silencios: A Critical Anthology on the Hispanic Caribbean Feminist Essay (2008, Verbum, Madrid, Spain), articles on Ana Maria Britton, (2009), Mayra Montero, Manuel Zapata Olivella.
Translator, New York College of Pediatric Medicine
Ford Foundation grant for research and course development; Picker Fellowship; Research Fellow in Latin American Studies at Cornell University