A native Colombian scholar and educator, Gabriel received his Ph.D. in Hispanic American Literature from Emory University in 2012. He has taught all levels of Spanish language and literature while serving as Visiting Assisting Professor of Spanish at The George Washington in Washington DC, as well as Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. As advisor for Lawrence’s Hispanic Student Organization, Gabriel developed an interest in pedagogy that crosses the borders between the in-class and the extracurricular. Emphasizing an interdisciplinary methodology in his scholarship, Gabriel’s areas of specialization include Latin American Cinema and Literature, Migration Studies, and Museum Studies. Through work with the National Museum of Colombia, the Colombian National Archives, and several other institutions in Latin America, Gabriel was trained in community outreach and education, a skill and commitment he is excited to bring to TNS. He has published scholarly books and articles for journals such as Hispanic Research Journal and Itinerarios.