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Lucía M. Montás
PhD candidate (ABD)

Originally from Miami, Florida and raised in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, I studied at the University of Florida where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish literature and a minor in Education. 

In 2009, I graduated with a Masters degree in Spanish literature from the University of Florida where I taught Beginning Spanish courses and coordinated the annual Spanish Graduate colloquium.

In 2008, I won the FLAS award by the US Department of Education to study Catalán at the University of Barcelona.

From 2009-2013 I served as Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where I taught Beginning Spanish and Intermediate Spanish.

Currently I am ABD in the PhD program in the Department of Hispanic Studies

Theoretical framework: Feminism, Gender Theory, Postcolonialism, Reader response theory, Urbanism, Spatiality, Queer Theory

Languages: English, Spanish, Catalán

Contact Information
University of Kentucky Doctor of Philosophy (ABD)
University of Florida Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (2007) Masters of Arts in Spanish (2009)
Universitat de Vic (2008)- Semester Abroad
Universitat de Barcelona (2008) Certificate in Catalan nivell B
Research Interests
  • 20th Century Latin American Literature
  • Contemporary Caribbean Literature and Cultures
  • Women's Literature and Gender Studies
  • 20th Century Catalan Literature. Woman and Gender Studies
  • Postcolonialism and Globalization
  • Urban Studies
  • Spanish Caribbean
  • Film Studies
  • Diaspora
  • Gentrification
  • Spatiality
  • Latin American Cinema
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
  • Social Theory
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Sigma Delta Pi
  • Latin American Cities Working Group
  • Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCF)