Kathryn Joy McKnight

Professional Experience


POSITIONS HELD

2009- Associate Director for Academic Programs, Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico

2005-

Associate Professor of Spanish, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

2000-2005

Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

1998-2000

Spanish Teacher, Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa Public Schools

1997-1998

Coordinator and Telephone Service Specialist, Babyline, Community Service Council, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1992-1997

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

1984-1986

Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

 

SERVICE

University of New Mexico

2009-2010

Member, Search Committee for Hispanic Linguistics Position, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2008

Associate Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Fall

2008

Acting Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Summer

2007-

Member, Merit & Salary Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2007-2009

Member, Interdisciplinary Committee on Latin American Studies

2007

Member, Search Committee for SSL Coordinator, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2007

Member, Organizing Committee, "Interdisciplinary Methods in Colonial Studies in the Americas: Exchanges over Space and Time," Colloquium of the Colonial Studies Working Group, UNM, March 23-24-2007.

2006

Co-Coordinator, 14th Annual University of New Mexico Spanish and Portuguese Department Conference on Ibero-American Culture and Society. "Relocations and Translated Identities: Migration, Exile, and Diaspora in the Spanish- and Portuguese-Speaking Worlds," February 16-18, 2006.

2004-2006

Undergraduate Adviser and Chair of the Undergraduate Studies Committee

2004-2006

Coordinator & Trainer of Teaching Assistants for Spanish 301: Cultural Topics, and Spanish 302: Developing Spanish Writing Skills

2005

Executive Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2005

MA Admissions Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2005

Discussant, Roundtable: "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Voice and Culture," Writing Across Communities, November 11, 2005

2005

Co-leader; Workshop of Grants and Fellowships, for graduate students, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2004-2005

Member, Search Committee for Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2004

"African Experiences in Spanish America." Interview on University Showcase, local NPR affiliate, KUNM, 89.9 FM

2004

Member, Grants and Awards Committee, Latin American and Iberian Institute

2004

Chair, Activities Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2003

Member, Lina A. Ruiz y Ruiz Memorial Award Selection Committee

2001-2003

Faculty Representative to the Latin American-Iberian Institute Policy Committee

2002

Member, Search Committee for Interim Spanish as a Second Language Coordinator

2009-2002

Member, Activities Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Chair: 2001-2002)

2000-2002

Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

 

Community

2009

Presentation on Latin American Literature, Academic Decathlon Team, Belén High School, invited by the Center for Latin American Resources and Outreach, Latin American and Iberian Institute, March 24

2008

Judge, Voces Poéticas, Ibero-American Poetry Contest for elementary school students, sponsored by the Center for Latin American Resources and Outreach, Latin American and Iberian Institute, April 22

2005

"The Daring Intellectual Lives of Nuns," talk to OASIS, Albuquerque, April 6, 2005

2004

"University Showcase," interview, local NPR affiliate, KUNM, 89.9 FM, December 3, 2004

 

Grinnell College 

1996-1997

Coordinator of the Spanish Tutoring Laboratory

1996-1997

Member, Gender and Women's Studies Committee

1996-1997

Member, Multi-Intercultural Curricular Development Committee, including co-leadership of the Faculty Seminar in Multicultural Education: 1996 & 1997

1994-1995

Member, Noun Committee (Noun Program in Women's Studies)

1993-1995

Faculty Liaison to the Spanish House

1993-1995

Member, Teacher Education Committee

1992-1997

Member, Latin American Studies Committee

1992-1995

Coordinator of Guest-Speaker Visits, Spanish Department

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND EDITORIAL BOARDS

2008-

Member, Editorial Board of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

2007-

Member, Editorial Board of the Colonial Latin American Historical Review

2002-2006

Member, Executive Committee of the Division on Colonial Latin American Literatures of the MLA, Secretary 2005, Chair 2006

2005-

Member, Colonial Studies Working Group, University of New Mexico

2003-

Member, Colonial American Studies Organization

2003-

Member, Afro/Latin American Research Association

2002-

Member, Asociación de Colombianistas

1992-

Member, Latin American Studies Association

1991-

Member, Modern Language Association

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 

2004

Panel organizer, “Public Spectacles and Clandestine Performances in Colonial Latin America,” Annual Convention of the MLA, Philadelphia, December 27-30

2004

Reader, Latin American Studies Selection Panel, Scholarships, National Endowment for the Humanities

2003

Panel organizer, “Afro-American Voices and Representations of Blackness in Colonial Latin America,” Annual Convention of the MLA, San Diego, December 27-30

2001-04

Article manuscript referee, Colonial Latin American Historical Review

2003

Book manuscript referee for the University Press of Florida

 


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