The Department of Hispanic Studies is proud to welcome two new faculty members, both of whom will be joining us in the Fall off 2014. We look forward to their unique contributions in both teaching and research in our undergraduate and graduate programs at UK..
Associate Professor MÓNICA DÍAZ specializes in Colonial Latin American Studies. Her research focuses on native culture and women's cultural history and literature, particularly of eighteenth-century Mexico. Her book Indigenous Writings from the Convent: Negotiating Ethnic Autonomy in Colonial Mexico (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2010) examines the existence of the only three convents opened exclusively for indigenous women in colonial Mexico. Currently, she is developing a project on legal documentation initiated by indigenous peoples about ecclesiastical