Lucia Montas

Office: Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Murkland Hall Rm 210G, Durham, NH 03824
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Lucía M. Montás is half Dominican, half Puerto Rican born and raised in Miami, Florida. She has lived in Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Barcelona, Spain.  Recently she defended her dissertation entitled "La ciudad de las letradas: Reescribiendo Santo Domingo en la narrativa femenina urbana dominicana del nuevo milenio" (August 2018) Lucía has a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish from the University of Florida, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include contemporary Caribbean literature and cultures, women's literature and gender studies, urban studies, spatiality and diaspora. She speaks English, Spanish and Catalán. Lucia has taught at the University of Florida, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Kentucky. She has also published articles in peer reviewed journals the Coastal Review and Voces del Caribe: Revista de estudios caribeños.


  • Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky
  • M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky
  • M.A., Spanish Literature, University of Florida
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Florida

Research Interests

  • 20th century Catalan literature
  • Contemporary Caribbean literature and cultures
  • Cultural geography
  • Spanish language
  • Urban and spatial studies
  • Women's literature and gender studies

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 503: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 504: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 526: Intro to Latin American Cult