Originally from Miami, FL and raised in Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, Lucia studied at the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish literature.
In 2009, she graduated with a Masters degree in Spanish literature from the University of Florida where she taught Beginning Spanish courses and coordinated the annual Spanish Graduate colloquium.
In 2008, Lucia won the FLAS award by the US Department of Education to study Catalan at the University of Barcelona.
From 2009-2013 she served as Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she taught Beginning Spanish and Intermediate Spanish.
This Fall (2013) she has begun her PhD in the Department of Hispanic Studies where she plans to write a Transatlantic (Dominican Republic and Spain) dissertation that focuses on women writers and historical memory during the dictatorships of Trujillo & Franco.
Research interests: 19th-20th century Peninsular literature, 20th century Latin American literature, Dominican literature, Catalán women writers, and topics such as Bildungsroman, Memory and Exile, Nationalism, as well Latin American immigration as seen through Spanish film.
Theoretical framework: Feminism, Gender Theory, Postcolonialism, Reader response theory, Transatlantic Studies
Memberships: Feministas Unidas, WCML, Modern Language Association, Sigma Delta Pi
Charamicos: Bildungsroman femenino o aprendizaje político a través de la memoria histórica (2011) The Coastal Review
Article Cited in:
Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction: The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism (2013) edited by Helene Carol Weldt-Basso
Plural History of Memory: A Polyphonic Novel by Ángela Hernández by Ester Gimbernat González (2013)
Political Activism Among Dominican Women in Literature: Imagined Experiences and Rising Voices by:Angela R. Kanney (2013)