Elizabeth Monasterios

Professor of Latin American Literature, Co-editor of the Bolivian Studies Journal

Contact

1309G Cathedral of Learning
elm15@pitt.edu
412-624-2709

Biography

Prof. Monasterios is co-editor of the Bolivian Studies Journal, Contributing Editor for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (Library of Congress), and has served as contributor and/or section coordinator for the Literary Cultures of Latin America. A Comparative History (Oxford University Press, 2004),  A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture (Blackwell Publishing, 2008), and A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in Continental Europe and its Empires (Edinburgh University Press, 2008).  She is also a founding member of JALLA (Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana), and invited faculty for the Postgrado en Literatura Latinoamericana at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés.

Degrees

  • PhD, University of Toronto

Selected Publications

  • "La vanguardia plebeya del Titikaka. Gamaliel Churata y otras beligerancias estéticas en los Andes." La Paz and Lima: IFEA/Plural (2015). 
  • No pudieron con nosotras. El desafío del feminismo autónomo de Mujeres Creando.  Editor and contributor.  La Paz: Plural Editores (2006).
  • Dilemas de la poesía latinoamericana de fin de siglo: José Emilio Pacheco y Jaime Saenz. La Paz: Plural Editores (2001).
  • Con tanto tiempo encima: aportes de Literatura Latinoamericana en homenaje a Pedro Lastra. Editor and contributor. La Paz: Plural Editores (1997).
  • Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos (Special Issue).  Vol. XXVI. 1. Co-editor and contributor (2002).

Areas of Specialization

Andean Studies, Bolivian Studies, Latin American poetry and philosophy, postcolonial studies, cultural theory of colonialism and anti-colonialism