Maria Teresa Monroe

A photo of Maria Teresa Monroe


  • Candidate in Philosophy. Hispanic Languages and Literature, University of California, Los Angeles (2017)
  • Graduate Certificate. Urban Humanities Initiative: Mexico City. University of California, Los Angeles (2016)
  • M.A. Spanish Literature, University of Houston (2009)
  • B.B.A. Marketing/English Minor, University of Houston (2004)


My research interests include the Contemporary Latin-American Chronicle and Transnational Chronicles, (or the literature arguably of that sort) of some renowned Latin American and American journalists, who are intimately familiar with Mexico and Central America specifically, and the myriad issues occurring in the area. Besides the literary aesthetics of the chronicle or ‘crónica’, I explore its narrative construction where these authors expose an intellectual commitment and a political agenda revealing social injustice issues to a North-American audience with the purpose to make a change.

Currently, my thematic approach is the narratives of immigration where the chronicle functions as a political and civil platform.


  • “La influencia del drama español del Siglo de Oro en Del amor y otros demonios de Gabriel García Márquez.” Hispanic Journal 33.2 (2012): 101-114
  • “A Foreign Holiday,” “A mission to smoke,” “Güera,” “Independence battle.” Cortez, Sarah., ed.Windows into my World: Latino youth write their lives. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2007.


  • “Oscar Martínez: Croniqueando la travesía del migrante centroamericano indocumentado.” XXII HLBLL Graduate Conference “Over the Wall/Saltar el Muro.” Department of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages. The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York. April 27-28th, 2017.
  • “Spring is for me! Flowery and binary representations in The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez.” 10th International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. May 31st, 2016.


  • Graduate Research Mentorship (2016): Director: Dr. Maarten van Delden
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2016): Director: Dr. Maarten van Delden
  • “Juntos Podemos/Together We Can” scholarship (2015). Center for Mexican Studies, UCLA