Gloria is a PhD student in Spanish Literature and Cultures at the University of Arizona. She received her M.A. in both Latin American Literature and Dance Pedagogy from the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Her main research interests are Colonial and Transatlantic Studies, Critical Theory, 20th Century Latin American Literature, Visual Cultural Studies and Teaching Spanish as a Heritage language.
Gloria's research has also been inspired by dance Performance and Choreography. She has taught several movement and improvisation workshops and is a former member of "Traveling Airs Dance Company." Her pedagogical background involves transformational methods of Teaching and Learning Kinesthetically and movement as an strategic teaching tool.