My research interests include the study of how confessional beliefs and lived religion intersect in the shaping of how some members of the Morisco population of early modern Spain self-identified and portrayed themselves in their literary works. These works were composed mostly in Aljamiado (Spanish language written in Arabic letters) but include influences from other languages as well.
- B.A.: International Studies and Spanish Majors, Thesis title: “School of Change: The School of the America’s Influence on US Foreign Policy”, Pepperdine University
- M.A. : Middle Eastern Studies, Thesis title: “Nationalism and Tourism: Reflections of Jordanian Nationalist Narratives on Historical Sites”, Thesis advisor: Orit Bashkin, University of Chicago, 2010 -
- M.A.: Hispanic Literatures/Cultures , University of Minnesota, 2017 -