Preamble

Curricula vitæ are résumé-like summaries of academic careers. However, because “curriculum vitæ” is Latin for “course of life,” and because I am an interdisciplinarian, I’ve decided to include information relevant to my entire creative and professional life even if it is unrelated to academia. I advise you to keep account of your lives in such a way on your own websites. Notch every win, even if it is small or nobody else cares. If you do creative work, keeping a record of your life’s doings will help when imposter syndrome, depression, and self-doubt creep in; reviewing a list of your achievements might dispel the clouds when they gather. The CV is for you, not for anyone else. It is to remind you where you’ve been; it is to remind you that you’re marching towards that place where you want to go. This curriculum vitæ is current as of 9 January 2023.

Education

2014
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Humanities, Florida State University. Dissertation: Ornaments of the Nation: Numismatics and the Collection of National History in Eighteenth-Century Spain. Advisor: Darrin McMahon.

Teaching

2011 - Present
Professor of Humanities. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
Study Abroad Program Leader to Spain (2017, 2018) and Italy (2019, 2022).
2010 - 2011
Auxiliar de Conversación. IES Vicente Aleixandre. Sevilla, España. EU.
2006 - 2010
Graduate Teaching Assistant of Record. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.

Websites & podcasts

2022 - Present
ARTIFACT INTERNATIONAL. Membership site.
2019 - Present
Travel Writing World. Interviews with authors of travel books and reviews.

Publications

Books & monographs

2023
Urkupiña. Photobook.1
2020
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2018
The Early Modern World. Editor. Anthology.
2016
Denounced. Novel.

Words

2023
Roadscapes: A Sociopoetics of the Road. Ed. Catherine Morgan Proux. Cambridge Scholars. Foreword.
2021
Genius Loci: Notes on Places. Vernon Lee. Foreword.
2020
Seville I. Mediterranean Poetry. Poem.
Thanksgiving Memories. Travel World International Magazine. Article.
Accepting Fate on the GR7 Hiking Trail of Spain. Perceptive Travel. Article.
Modern Travel Blogging: How We Got Here and the Future of Storytelling. Travel Writing 2.0. Article.
Reflections on Staying in Place. The Nomadic Network. Article.
2019
Milk District, Orlando. N by Norwegian Magazine. Article.
Nantes and Rennes Excursions: Fantasy and Art in France. Perceptive Travel. Article.

Photography

2018
Sunday Shadows. PhotoVogue. Online.
2010
FSView — Florida State University’s Student Newspaper. Photographs published in print issues LV, LVII, LXII, LXV, LXVI (cover), and online. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.

Exhibitions

Group exhibitions

2013
Dynetech (photography). Curated exhibit: “Paint the Town.” Avalon Island Gallery. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2010
Crayons (photography). Curated exhibit: “Addiction and Art.” LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.

Service, committees, etc.

Creative

2023
Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Judging Panel Member. London, England. UK.
2022
Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Judging Panel Member. London, England. UK.

Academic and administrative

2018 - Present
Study Abroad and Global Experiences Committee Member. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2018 - 2022
Humanities Coordinator. Department of Humanities and Foreign Languages, East. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2019 - 2021
Faculty Senator. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2017 - 2019
Study Abroad and Global Experiences Certificate Facilitator. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2017
Judge. Symposium for Student Research. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2016 - 2017
At-large Faculty Association Representative. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2015 - 2017
Faculty Senator. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2015
Hiring Committee. 4 Tenure-track Positions. Humanities and Foreign Languages. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2011 - 2015
Humanities Assessment Coordinator. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2012
Hiring Committee. French Tenure-track Position. Humanities and Foreign Languages. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2010
Judge. Florida History Fair. Museum of Florida History. Florida Department of State. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.
2008
Athletic Academic Support Humanities Tutor for Student Athletes. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.

Certifications

2020
Rubric for Online Course (ROC) Competencies Certification. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2016
Digital Professorship and Online Teaching Certification. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2015
Quality Matters Independent Reviewer Certificate.

Clients & partnerships

2021
DxO. DxO Film Pack 6.

Talks, lectures, & public presentations

2022
How to Pitch to Podcast for Publicity, Branding, and SEO. TBEX Conference. Lafayette, Louisiana. USA.
Travel Writing Explored: a Live Interview with Colin Thubron, Monisha Rajesh, & Tharik Hussain. Stanfords. London, England. UK.
2021
Travel Writing Subgenres. SelfPubCon. Virtual.
2018
The Impact of Collaboration with Global Partners in the U.S. The Florida Conference for International Education. Orlando, Florida. USA.
Showcasing the New Study Abroad & Global Experiences Certificate for Facilitators and Program Leaders. The Florida Conference for International Education. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2013
The National Value of Coins: Numismatics, General History, and the Collection of Spain’s Past. Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland. USA.
Session Facilitator at the Community College Conference on Learning Assessment. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2011
Ornaments of the Nation: Numismatics, History, and Identity in Eighteenth-century Spain. Co-organized panel “Fashioning a New Spain: Nation and Political Culture during the Age of Revolutions.” Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. EU.
2008
William Blake, John Clare, and Money: Nature’s Economy. The International Conference on Romanticism. Oakland University. Rochester, Michigan. USA.
2004
Arts, Technology, and Aesthetics. Florida Folklore Society in collaboration with “Florida’s Roots & Rhizomes: Art Online."

Vanity metrics

Awards, honors, & grants

2022
The Sacred Black Hills. Magruder Foundation Fellowship for Independent Research, Study, and Travel. South Dakota and Wyoming. USA.
2019
Travel Podcast, Bronze. North American Travel Journalist Awards.
Distinguished Study Abroad Proposal/Program. Italy. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2017 - 2019
“Patricia Havill Whalen Distinguished Professor Chair in Social Sciences.” Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
2018
Model Study Abroad Proposal. Spain. Valencia College.
2016
The Spanish Bourbons, Royal Patronage, and the Excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Eighteenth-century Naples. Magruder Foundation Fellowship for Independent Research, Study, and Travel. Naples, Italy.
2015
Pragda Spanish Film Club Grant.
2014
Medieval Spain. Bank of America Endowed Chair in the Humanities. Valencia College. Orlando, Florida. USA.
Award for “Innovative Practice on East Campus.”
2011
International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship. Madrid and Seville, Spain. EU.
2010
“David Darst Award for Service and Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in the Humanities.” Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.
2009
Inducted into the Fellows Society. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.
2008
“David Darst Award for Teaching in the Humanities.” Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.
2007 - 2008
Nominated Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. USA.

Media mentions

2022
Why are travel podcasts so boring?. Talking Travel Writing.
2021
Escape The Winter With One Of These Travel Podcasts. Forbes.
What the End of The Best American Travel Writing Says About Travel Writing—And About America. LitHub.
2020
So You Had a Terrible Vacation. USA Today.
Longer, Slower, Farther: Savoring the Prospects of Future Travels. The New York Times.
The Future of Writing About Travel. Wanderful.
The Best Travel Literature to Take You Far Away. The Telegraph.

Interviews

2022
Place & Travel Writing. Pencils & Lipstick Podcast.
2021
Travel Writing. The Creative Penn Podcast.
Travel to Singapore, India, Malaysia, Greece, China and more from home with these book recommendations — South China Morning Post Magazine.
2020
Blue Mountain Review.
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Music

Discography

2003
Until the End, with Martin Accorsi. EQ Grey Records. Vinyl. AUS.
Burning Dirt. EQ Grey Records. Vinyl. AUS.
Control, with Martin Accorsi. Seductive Records. Vinyl. USA.
2002
Hour Glass. Chug Records. Vinyl. CAN. Reviewed in URB Magazine.
Concord, with Martin Accorsi. Sondos Records. Vinyl. USA. Reviewed in Mixer Magazine.
Remix of Sultan, Primal Instinct. Chug Records. Vinyl. CAN.
2001
Callisto / Amalthea. Progress Inn Records. Vinyl. UK. Reviewed in Muzik Magazine and Lotus Magazine.
Ganymede. Grounded Music Records. Vinyl. USA. Reviewed in Lotus Magazine.
1999 - 2000
Various bootleg remixes of artists like Bjork, Alanis Morissette, ABBA, etc. Vinyl. USA.

Compilations

2003
Until the End featured on Deep Dish’s Global Underground: Toronto (Volume 25). CD. UK. #1 on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart.
Until the End featured on Tshitraka Project. Yellow Sunshine Explosion Records. CD. UK.
Until the End featured on a few Russian bootleg compilations. CD. RU.
2002
Concord featured on Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Sessions Three. Subliminal Records. CD. USA.
Amalthea featured on UK Underground Beats (Series 3 Volume 3). CD Pool America Records. CD. USA.
Ganymede featured on Local Underground (Volume One). Vitamin Records. CD. USA.

People I have interviewed

2019 - Present
Pico Iyer, Paul Theroux, Steve McCurry, Monisha Rajesh, Colin Thubron, Robert Kaplan, “Nomadic Matt” Kepnes, Tim Leffel, Aatish Taseer, Boyd Varty, Taran Khan, Martin Gayford, Alexandra Fuller, Lavinia Spalding, Rolf Potts, Jonathan Chatwin, Jini Reddy, Tharik Hussain, Philip Marsden, Gavin Francis, Sara Wheeler, Tim Hannigan, Caroline Eden, Robin Hemley, Cal Flyn, Jason Wilson, Dan Richards, Nick Hunt, Sophy Roberts, Artemis Cooper, Rajat Ubhaykar, Nicholas Jubber, Ronald Wright, Lynn Meskell, Ursula Pike, Colleen Kinder, Alys Tomlinson, Rebecca Lowe, Marcia DeSanctis, David Eimer, Ben Aitken, Dianne Hales, Susan Lewis Solomont, Jordan Salama, CJ Schuler, Peter Fiennes, Caroline Van Hemert, Monica Connell, Victoria Preston, Seth Kugel, Bill Arnott, Pam Mandel, Katherine Parker-Magyar, & more.

Footnotes


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