¡Hola! My name is Lucía and I am originally from Miami, FL. I am Puerto Rican and Dominican and I have been teaching Spanish for 9 years. I enjoy teaching and showing my students the diversity of the Spanish language and culture through conversation, reading and writing. When I am not teaching I enjoy reading, taking long walks in nature, drinking a good café, salsa dancing and spending time with friends. I have been living in Kentucky for three years and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Spanish literature.
With LucÍa Montás.
This book club offers an overview of contemporary Latino/a literature. Emphasis will be on similarities and differences in the experiences in the United States among different Latino/a groups. Topics to be discussed include the construction of identity in terms of race, gender, sexuality, and class; bilingualism and code-switching; the experiences of the exile, the immigrant, the refugee and the colonial subject; the marketing of the Latino/a identity; and the relationship of the artist to his or her community. Potential authors include Esmerelda Santiago, Junot Diaz, and more. Please join us! [NEW!]