Mónica Díaz

  • Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and History
  • Associate Chair of Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
  • Social Theory
1159 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-5756
Research Interests:
Availability and Teaching

Fall  2018:

SPA 454: Mexico City MWF 10:00-10:50 am

INT 495 Capstone Seminar in International Studies: Colonialism and Postcolonialism M 2:00-4:30

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00-12:30; and by appointment


Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington


Her research has been funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ministry for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and the United States, the Newberry Library, the Lilly Library, and the Fulbright-García Robles. 

Selected Publications: 


To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America. Editor. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2017.

Women’s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799. Coedited volume with Rocío Quispe-Agnoli. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Indigenous Writings from the Convent: Negotiating Ethnic Autonomy in Colonial Mexico. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2010.


Journal Articles

The Education of Natives, Creole Clerics, and the Mexican Enlightenment.” Colonial Latin American Review, special issue: Latin American Enlightenments, eds. Karen Stolley and Mariselle Meléndez, 24.1 (2015): 60-83.

El “nuevo paradigma” de los estudios coloniales latinoamericanos: un cuarto de siglo después.” Revista de estudios hispánicos, 48 (2014): 519-547.

“‘Es honor de su nación’: Legal Rhetoric, Ethnic Alliances, and the Opening of an Indigenous Convent in Colonial Oaxaca.” Colonial Latin American Review. 22.2 (2013): 235-258.

Theorizing Transatlantic Women's Writing: Imperial Crossings and the Production of Knowledge” (with Stephanie Kirk). Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8 (2013): 53-84.

Native American Women and Religion in the American Colonies: Textual and Visual Traces of an Imagined Community.”Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 28.2 (2011): 205-231. Rpt. In Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History. Ed. Mona Gleason, Adele Perry, Tamara Myers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 27-42.

Book Chapters

“Uncovering Women’s Colonial Archive” (with Rocío Quispe-Agnoli). Women’s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799, eds. Mónica Díaz and Rocío Quispe-Agnoli. New York: Routledge, 2017. 1-16.

“The Establishment of Feminine Paradigms: Interpreters, Traitors, Nuns.” The Cambridge History of Latin American Women’s Literature, eds. Mónica Szurmuk and Ileana Rodríguez. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 52-65.

 “Legal Pluralism and the “india pura” in the Colegio and Convent of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y Enseñanza.” Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World. Eds. Santa Arias and Raúl Marrero-Fente. Hispanic Issues Series. Vanderbilt University Press, 2014. 221-240.



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