Lucía M. Montás

  • PhD candidate (ABD)
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
  • Social Theory
Other Affiliations:
  • 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)
Research Interests:

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


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




Selected Publications: 



"Intersections of Urban Violence in the Dominican novel Cóctel con frenesí". Voces del Caribe: Revista de Estudios Caribeños  E-journal 9.1 (Spring 2017)


"Translocational Social Theory After “Community”: An Interview with Floya Anthias," disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 25


Articulos publicados en Sarasuati Revista Digital de Humanidades

1. Sorprendida: La voz de enunciación en la poesía de Aída Cartagena Portalatín

2. Pornotrópico: El caribeño y el ¨gaze¨ transatlántico en el cine español


Articulo publicado en: The Coastal Review an online peer review journal

Charamicos: Bildungsroman femenino o aprendizaje político a través de la memoria histórica

Article Cited in:


Charamicos: una revisión de la modernidad revolucionaria dominicana by Magdalena López (2015)

 Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction: The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism (2013) edited by Helene Carol Weldt-Basso

Plural History of Memory: A Polyphonic Novel by Ángela Hernández by Ester Gimbernat González (2013)

Political Activism Among Dominican Women in Literature: Imagined Experiences and Rising Voices by:Angela R. Kanney (2013)


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