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Dr. Thania Muñoz D. is an Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Latinx literature and culture 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 Latin@ Literatures – A Cultural and Literary Journal  and served as the co-chair of the LASA’s Latinx Studies Section from 2019-2021.  She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2015. Dr. Muñoz focuses on the marginalization of Spanish language as a vibrant literary language in the U.S, contemporary Latin American immigrant literature, memory and intertextuality studies to explore how these narratives negotiate belonging within the boundaries of the United States and across the Americas.

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