• Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
  • Fulbright specialist Roster, Fulbright Commission

Creative Research

  • L2 Mayan and English Language pedagogy workshop and training in Yaxunah, Mexico Language Revitalization project Other, in progress 06/23/2015.


  • International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, Vancouver, Canada “Archeo Tourism, Eco-tourism, Voluntourism of What or Whom? Sustainable Solutions for Economic Development or Misaligned Agendas for Exploitation?" . Conference Paper, Presented, 04/06/2017.
  • “Foundation for Sustainable Development Models in Indigenous Communities: Alternative Model in A Maya Community” ICSD. European Center for Sustainable Development, Rome Italy, Sept. 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/16/2016.
  • ASAIL (Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures) Panel at SSAWW (Society for the Study of American Women Writers) - “From Erdrich's Shadow Tag to La Malinche- Native/Indigenous feminism coming into the light”. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/22/2016.
  • "Case study- One Mayan Village Preserving Intangible Culture" at "SHARING CULTURES 2015 - 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage" in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal Sept. 2015. Conference Paper, Accepted, 04/18/2015.
  • "Representations of Indigenous Females in Canonical Literature: the base to dismantle” Southwest PCA/ACA Pop Culture 2015, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 2015. Presentation, Accepted, 12/01/2014.
  • UFLA, Utah, Feb. 2015. Presentation, Submitted, 11/26/2014.
  • "Heteroglossia and Indigenous Feminist Writing and Theory" at the The Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference on the Perspectives and Limits of Mikhail Bakhtin and Institute of Dialogic Pedagogy . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2014.
  • ERIP-LASA, MEXICO. “Indigenous woman writing herself and deconstructing hegemony,” Oaxaca, Mexico, Oct. 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2014.
  • L2TREC Brown Bag Series, April 19, 2013 Intrinsic merit or extrinsic worth? Appraising the relative value, utility or significance of the Spanish Language in concrete monetary terms . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/19/2013.
  • Enrollment history and public sentiment regarding the teaching and speaking of Spanish in US academic institutions of learning at 10th Annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/04/2013.
  • Value Added? Economic Returns on Spanish Language Proficiency. Proceedings of IABE Conference 2012. (Summer 2012). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2012.
  • “Tracking Global Change Or Making It: Select Advertising Copy From The Economist 2001-2008 Concerning Latin American/Spanish Markets”, IABE Key West, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2012.
  • "Teaching Languages for Special Purposes: pros/cons of online offerings versus traditional face-to-face." UFLA, November 2011. Conference Paper, Accepted, 11/2011.
  • Designing Online Business Classes CIBER 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/24/2011.
  • Teaching El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. Hawaii International Conference on the Humanities. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/11/2011.
  • Dual Language Programming: The Utah Initiative and Effective Local Dual Language Programs. UFLA, November 5, 2009 at Weber State University. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/05/2009.
  • SWCOLT Dual Language Programming in the Twenty First Century: The Case of UTAH. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/05/2009.
  • Disaggregating the Conscious and Unconscious Internalization of Colonialism in the Contemporary Indigenous Imaginary. RMMLA, Snowbird UT Oct, 2009. Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.
  • Teaching Culture in Guatemala: Integrating Authentic Materials into the Foreign Language Classroom Setting. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Jan 2009 . Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Great Ideas in the Humanities. PI: Isabel Dulfano. 05/01/2012 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Online class 4550 Spanish Civilization and Culture. PI: Isabel Dulfano. TaCC, 08/24/2009 - 05/24/2010. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Blue Creek Archeology Program. PI: Isabel Dulfano. 07/20/2015 - 08/02/2016.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Spain


  • Teaching El Inca in the Context of “Indigenous Writing, Thought, and Culture MLA Publication: Approaches to Teaching Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s Royal Commentaries and other Works. Accepted, 02/26/2016.
  • Knowing the Other/Other Ways of Knowing: Indigenous Feminism, testimonial, and anti-globalization street discourse Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Online first: Published, 02/26/2016.
  • Turning heads: Teaching Students to Think as Socially Responsible Global Sustainability Scholars in 360 degrees, Bottom up, Inside Out, Systems Perspectives in Humanities and Other Disciplines. Submitted, 10/24/2016.
  • Erdrich’s Shadow Tag: Playing the Deadly Game of Decolonizing the Collective Imaginary of Native American Woman”. Submitted, 10/24/2016.
  • Indigenous Feminist Narratives I/We: Wo(men) of an(Other) Way. Published, 05/01/2015.
  • "Case study- One Mayan Village Preserving Intangible Culture": Yaxunah, Yaxcabá, Yucatan, Mexico" Lagos, Algarve, welcomes Sharing Cultures 2015 - 4th International Conference on Intangible. Published, 09/2015.
  • “Heteroglossia and Indigenous Feminist Writing and Theory.” Knowledge Cultures 3.4 (2015): 7-23. In press, 08/31/2015.
  • Translation of Violence and Interculturality: Paradoxes of Ethnicity in Contemporary Bolivia in Raab, Josef, ed. New World Colors: Ethnicity, Belonging, and Difference in the Americas. Inter-American Studies | Estudios Interamericanos vol. 9. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier & Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2014. In press, 03/2014.
  • Decolonizing the Person, the Image, and the Collective Global Psyche Through the Lens of Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui in Cultural Survival. In press, 03/2014.
  • Reset of Forge Ahead? Is there a future and 'value' in the study of Spanish? Historical Trends and Calculations of the Merit and Dollar Worth of the Language. Journal off Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Published, 11/12/2013.
  • "Assessing Economic Value of Spanish Language", Global Business Language, Purdue university. In press, 11/2013.
  • A Response to Isabel Allende's Tanner Humanities Center Human Values Lecture, Women’s Studies, 42 (7):1–11. Published, 11/2013.
  • Tracking Global Change Or Making It: Select Advertising Copy From The Economist 2001-2008 Concerning Latin American/Spanish Markets. Journal of International Management Studies, 7, 1 (April 2012). Published, 04/2012.
  • Volume LXXXVIII, No. 5 (July 2011) Bulletin of Spanish Studies, University of Glasgow. ‘Reviews of Books’. Karen Wooley Martin, Isabel Allende’s ‘House of the Spirits’ Trilogy: Narrative Geographies. (773-775). Published, 07/2011.
  • Culture Critique: The Imperative to Integrate Culture into the Foreign Language Classroom. Review of Business Research 11, 2 (2011): 74-79. Published, 06/2011.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism, v.285 "Some Thoughts Shared with Helena Maria Viramontes". Published, 02/28/2010.
  • Cultural Survival, Another Way of Envisioning the World 33, 4 (Spring 2010). Published, 04/2010.
  • 'Circular Representations of the Latin American Cosmic Race' Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 87 (1), 85-97. Published, 04/08/2010.
  • “From the Camino Blanco to Paved Road: Development, Tourism, Buen Vivir in Maya Yaxunah". Submitted, 10/26/2016.