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Monica Lugo Velez

Asst Professor

Withers Hall 310


My primary research area encompasses Spanish-speaking Caribbean literature and cultures, with a notable focus on food studies and digital humanities. Within this interdisciplinary framework, my scholarly interests span a broad spectrum, including national identity, race, gender dynamics, popular culture, Puerto Rican Diaspora, and Latinx studies. My research aims to contribute valuable insights to these fields while fostering a deeper appreciation of the diverse cultural tapestry of the Caribbean region.

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Interests: Caribbean Literature and Cultures | Food Studies | Digital Humanities | Archival Research | National Identity | Race | Gender | Puerto Rican Diaspora | Latinx Studies | Afro-Latinx Studies