Verónica Muñoz

Verónica Muñoz, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, earned her M.A. in Comparative Literature (2005) and Ph.D. in Latin American Literature (2010). She worked at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires until 2002, when she received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. As Associate Professor, she teaches Latin American History, Latin American and Argentine Literature of 19th and 20th Centuries, and Cultural Studies at local institutions. Since 2017, she is responsible for the internationalization strategy at the Catholic University of Argentina.
She first researched on the relationship between jazz music, fantasy, and Julio Cortázar’s narratives in her MA’s thesis. She then wrote her dissertation on 19th Century Latin American short stories, fantasy, and the role of the uncanny in shaping or challenging identities during nation-building processes. Her areas of interest include gothic literature, aesthetics, pedagogy, and politics in Latin America.

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