Dr. Montás graduated from the University of Florida (BA/MA 2009) and the University of Kentucky (MA, PhD) 2018. She has served as Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is currently a Lecturer of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches Intermediate Spanish, Spanish for Business professionals and Hispanic Cultural Studies.
Her research is interdisciplinary which focuses on Urban Cultural Studies and Contemporary Latin American literature with an emphasis on Caribbean women writers. Her dissertation: "La ciudad de las letradas: Reescribiendo Santo Domingo en la narrativa femenina urbana dominicana del nuevo milenio" (2018) examines the representation of the city and everyday urban life in texts written by contemporary Dominican female writers. These Dominican women writers imagine and depict the city of Santo Domingo by redefining the urban model and expressing social criticism through the themes of gentrification, violence, memory, and social inequality.
Her work has been published in Cuadrivium: Revista del Departamento de Español UPR Humacao and Voces del Caribe among other interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals.
Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky
M.A., Spanish Literature, University of Florida
M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky
B.A., Spanish, University of Florida
Contemporary Caribbean literature and cultures
Contemporary Latin American literature
Critical cultural studies
Urban and spatial studies
Women's literature and gender studies
LLC 444I: Honors/US Latinx Cities
SPAN 401: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 402: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 503: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 504: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 526: Intro to Latin American Cult
SPAN 631: Adv Conversation&Compositn I
SPAN 647: Hispanic Cultural Studies
Montas, L. (2022). La cuentística urbana dominicana: “Parquecito” como espacio transcultural y global en la narrativa de Aurora Arias. Voces del Caribe: Revista de Estudios Caribeños (Special Dominican Issue), 14, 1651-1663. Retrieved from https://vocesdelcaribe.org/ensayos-3
Montas, L. (2019). “Literatura urbana femenina: La ciudad de Santo Domingo en Cóctel con frenesí y La estrategia de chochueca”. Cuadrivium: Revista del Departamento de Español UPR Humacao., 13.