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Alumni Spotlight

Monste-feu Dr. Montse Feu received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in 2011. She is an associate professor at Sam Houston State University, the co-coordinator of the Spanish M.A. program, and advisor of Latin American and Latinx Minor and Laitnx student organizations. Dr. Feu recovers the literary history of the Spanish Civil War exile in the United States, US Hispanic periodicals, and migration and exile literature at large. She is the author of Correspondencia personal y política de un anarcosindicalista exiliado: Jesús González Malo (1943-1965) (Universidad de Cantabria, 2016) and Fighting Fascist Spain. Worker Protest from the Printing Press (University of Illinois Press, 2020). She is co-editor of Writing Revolution: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States (University of Illinois Press, 2019). She can be reached at

Maria Patricia Ortiz María Patricia Ortiz earned her Ph.D in Spanish from the Department of Hispanic Studies in 2004. She is now the Assistant Chair and Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Appalachian State University. Her years as a graduate student at UH were instrumental in her current accomplishments in teaching and research. Curriculum Vitae

Maria Teresa Vera-Rojas María Teresa Vera-Rojas came from Venezuela to the University of Houston to pursue her PhD in Spanish (earned in 2007) aiming at exploring and fulfilling her research interests at the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Project. Her time as a research assistant there defined her research path, and she has since then continued working on early twentieth-century New York City’s Hispanic culture, literature, and feminism, publishing several journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on these subjects, as well as her awarded book “Se conoce que usted es ‘Moderna’”: Lecturas de la mujer moderna en la colonia hispana de Nueva York (1920–1940) (2018). Her interdisciplinary research and publications also focus on gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, with a particular interest on contemporary Hispanic Caribbean, Venezuelan, and Spanish literature and culture. She currently teaches Latin American Literature at the Universitat de Lleida (Catalunya, Spain) and is a researcher at ADHUC–Research Center for Theory, Gender, Sexuality at the Universitat de Barcelona.