PhD, MA, State University of New York at Albany; Advanced doctoral course work, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Málaga, Spain; BA, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Instructor, State University of New York at New Paltz; Inter-American University of San Juan, Graduate School of Humanistic Studies, Puerto Rico; Union College, Schenectady, NY; State University of New York at Albany; College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.
Curso Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Award, 1994. Graduate Fellowship, SUNY Albany.
Modern Language Association. Latin American Studies Association. Puerto Rican Studies Association. Association for the Study of Food and Culture.