ResponsibilitesThe Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library develops research services and instructional programs and engages in collection development and outreach for the Latin American Library in coordination with the Director and Curator of Special Collections.
Rachel brings extensive pedagogical experience to the position of LAL Research & Instruction Librarian. She has taught Latin American & Iberian cultural studies and Spanish language courses at Columbia, New York University, and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She is especially passionate about project-based pedagogy: her students have put together digital exhibits of rare books; created audio guides of Latin American and Spanish artworks; and engaged with Hispanic New York through Twitter, to name a few.
Before pursuing an academic career, Rachel lived in Madrid, Spain, for five years, where she worked as a copy editor and translator. Her translations can be found in The Chile Reader (Duke UP, 2014) and Collected Writings on Velázquez (Yale UP, 2008), among other publications.
Professional InterestsPedagogy of Latin American & Iberian Cultures
Early Modern Spanish and Portuguese Global Empire
The History of the Book and Print Culture