Highlights of my activities

Welcome to Cruzando-el-charco, which offers several snapshots of my scholarly and professional activities and initiatives.


As a Luddite in the un-making, I have undertaken a massive digital project, the Archivo Hildegart. The archive is currently password protected while I am ironing out some technical issues, but I hope to make it open access in Spring 2015. Please email me if you’d like me to send you the password.

Studying abroad can be a transformative experience in the life of a student. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone, and experiencing one’s identity from a new perspective works to both question and edify one’s sense of self as well as cultivate empathy for others. To that end, I have worked hard to strengthen the international educational experiences in Spain available to Davidson students.


FLES is a partnership between volunteer students at Davidson College and the local public elementary school. Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, we bring weekly Spanish lessons to Davidson Elementary children in kindergarten through third grade.


My own teaching at Davidson, which in immensely important to me, is barely represented in this digital portfolio. But, I’m working on it! In the meantime, please visit me in my office or send me an email and I’ll be happy to talk.


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THATCamp Piedmont at Davidson College, May 5, 2012

THATCamp Piedmont

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MLA Convention, Seattle, 5-8 Jan 2012

Come see our electronic round-table on Digital Humanities and Hispanism at the MLA in Seattle. We will showcase digital projects from medievalists, colonialists, contemporary Peninsularists, contemporary Latin Americanists and U.S. Latino scholars. The panelists will be:
Francie Cate-Arries, William & Mary
Kyra A. Kietrys, Davidson College
Kathy Korchek, Central College
William Anthony Nericcio, San Diego State University
Amaranta Saguar García, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University
David Wacks, University of Oregon

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CFP: Digital Humanities and Hispanism – An Electronic Roundtable (Abstracts: 15 March 2011; Convention: 5-8 January 2012, MLA, Seattle).

This electronic round-table will showcase different ways digital media and tools inform teaching, scholarship, publication, and collaboration within Hispanism. Each of 8 panelists will offer a five-minute demonstration of their digital project emphasizing how the medium has changed the way they approach their work. During the remaining 30 minutes, the audience will circulate around the panelists’ stations to ask individual questions and get a closer look at the projects. Representation from Peninsularists, Latinamericanists, and specialists in US Latino is anticipated. Must be member of MLA by April 1, 2011.

Please send 250 word abstract including link to digital work, if available by 15 March 2011 to Kyra A. Kietrys

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