I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Augsburg, specialized in Latin American, Latina/o, Brazilian and Iberian Literatures, Cultural Studies and Film. The literatures I investigate in the United Stated (and beyond) are mostly written in Spanish and Portuguese. I am also most interested in indigenous notions and texts. Since 2007, I have been especially working on US Latina/o Literatures, Luso-American Literature (Adriana Lisboa) and Chicana Theory (Norma Alarcón, Chela Sandoval, Norma Cantú, Sandra Cisneros, Lourdes Portillo, etc.) which I have been both investigating and applying in my research as frame of reference on an international scale. I have been presenting in the El Mundo Zurdo Conference in San Antonio since 2009 (a conference organized to honor the life and work of Gloria Anzaldúa), and have been a member of the organizing committee since 2015.

Here is my reading on Anzaldúa’s 2015 (posthumous) book “Light in the Dark”, published in August 2016 in Women’s Review of Books:


In Europe, I am member of the ISLA (Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula) at the University of Augsburg, Germany, member of the AKA (Cultural Analysis Study Group) at the University of Vienna, and member of the ACE Traductores (Literary Translators of Spain). In the latter one, I have been recently translating Harold Pinter and John Barth from English to Spanish for the Spanish Edition of GRANTA (Galaxia Gutenberg, Barcelona) in the Casa del Traductor/Tarazona collective.  Please read my text about this recent experience:




2016-now Assistant Professor Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, University of Augsburg

2015-16 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Latina/o Studies Program, University of Missouri, Kansas City

2014-16 Postdoctoral Researcher, Departamento de Estudos Românicos (Literatura Espanhola), Universidade de Lisboa

2009-14 Profesora Lectora, Departamento de Filología Moderna, Universidad de Salamanca

2008-9 High School Teacher Spanish, North Atlanta High School, Atlanta GA

2012 Doctoral Degree Latin American and Latina/o Literatures, University of Vienna

2007-2012 PhD Program Latin American and Latina/o Literatures, University of Vienna

2000-2007 Spanish Literatures, Cultural Studies, German Literatures at the University of Vienna and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


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    Presenting Maria Lugones at the El Mundo Zurdo Conference, San Antonio, Nov. 4, 2016:



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