Dr. Thania Muñoz D. is an Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Latinx literature and culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), core faculty of the INCC MA program, Affiliate Faculty of Language, Literacy and Culture and Gender + Women’s, + Sexuality Studies. She is also the Co-Editor in Chief of Latino Literatures – A Cultural and Literary Journal. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2015. Dr. Muñoz focuses on the marginalization of Spanish language as a vibrant literary language in the U.S, contemporary Latin American immigrant literature, memory and intertextuality studies to explore how these narratives negotiate belonging within the boundaries of the United States and across the Americas.
Dr. Muñoz is currently collaborating with Dr. Tania Lizarazo on the service learning project, “Intercultural Tales: Learning With Baltimore’s Immigrant Communities”. https://www.interculturaltales.org/
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
“Monsters” in Latin American Literature
Latinx Literature in Spanish and in Translation
Self-Portraits of Latin America: Memory, Migration, and Identity in the 21st Century
The Politics of Spanish Language and Literature in the U.S.
Studies in Spanish Language – Writing Intensive Course (SPAN 401 / 601)
The Political Economy of Culture ( INCC – Graduate Program Core Course)
Latin America and its Diverse Cultures (SPAN 312 – Introduction to Latin American Literature)
300-Level Advanced Spanish Language
” ‘La patria es impecable y diamantina’: Performing Diamantina in Cristina Rivera Garza’s (Non)Fiction”. Latin American Literary Review, 48(95). pp.41-48 (2021)
“Latin American Writing in the United States: Intertextual Encounters and Narrative Memory in Norte (2011) by Edmundo Paz Soldán”. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies (MARLAS), 2(2), pp.52–65 (2018)
“Espacios de salvación y prisión: Memoria narrativa y “colindancia” en La ciudad de los hombres de Cristina Rivera Garza”. Catedral Tomada – Journal of Latin American Literary Criticism. Vol 4, Nº 7 (2016) ISSN 2169-0847.
“ ‘El Ruco Cholo Pachuco’ de Pepe Serna” at The New LATC”, Los Angeles, CA. KARPA, Dissident Theatricalities, Visual Arts and Culture. 1.2 (2008)
Review of Roberto Bolaño, Amberes. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2002. Palabras Malditas, Digital Cultural Magazine, Mexico City, 2009
Interview with Fernanda Espinosa: “Documenting Other Histories: Art, Orality, and Our Communities” Latin@ Literatures. A Cultural and Literary Journal. Vol 1. Issue 0 (online). September 2016.
“Mucho ayuda el que no es trova”. Palabras Malditas, Digital Cultural Magazine, Mexico City, 2010
“Travelogues of La Semana Negra de Gijón (The black week of Gijón) Asturias, Spain”. La Bloga, Chicana, Chicano, Latina, Latino, & more. Literature, Writers, Children’s Literature, News, Views & Review, 2008.
Canons without Immigrants: Genre, Memory, and Spanish Language Literature in the United States – From José Martí to Cristina Rivera Garza
Terca. Poetry collection. Guatemala: Editorial Catafixia, 2013