Dr. Caldwell currently serves as the Spanish Program Coordinator in the Modern Languages Program at Francis Marion University. She specializes in the 20th and 21st century Latin American narrative and gender studies. She received the M.A. from the University of South Carolina and the Ph.D. from The University of Georgia. She has served on the Fulbright National Screening Committee since 2016. Her current research interests include the testimonial narrative, border literature, and foreign language pedagogy. She has published articles in both English and Spanish in various peer-reviewed journals, such as Revista Iberoamericana, Cuadernos Americanos, Revista La Torre, Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, and Foreign Language Annals. Her book, Narrative Voices and the Liberation Movement in the Mexican State of Chiapas was published in 2004. In addition to living in Barcelona, Spain, her travels in the Spanish-speaking world include Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Dr. Caldwell presently serves as faculty advisor for the Chi Theta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. She is currently writing a narrative on the undocumented immigrant experience. In August 2016, she participated in the prestigious Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont.