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Dr. Thania Muñoz D. is an Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American literature and Latinx studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), core faculty of the INCC MA program, Affiliate Faculty of Language, Literacy and Culture and  Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies. She is also the Co-Editor in Chief of Latino Literatures – A Cultural and Literary Journal. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2015. Her academic interests are based on the cultural and political relations between the U.S. and Latin America. Dr. Muñoz is interested in Spanish-language materials that focus on immigration from Latin America to the United States, from the 20th Century to the present. She uses memory studies and an intertextual approach to explore how Spanish language narratives negotiate belonging within the boundaries of the United States.

Dr. Muñoz Davaslıoğlu, is an immigrant from México and has familial ties to Türkiye