Monica Styles

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Address: Long 125


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA, Middlebury College

BA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Race, identity, the Black diaspora, race-mixture and the interplay between historical and literary discourses in colonial Latin America

Honors and Awards

FLAS for study of Catalan in Barcelona, Spain, Summer 2011

Mellon-Wisconsin Fellowship, Summer 2016


Co-author with Verónica Rodríguez "Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón Chimalpáhin Cuatlehuanitzin (1579-1660)" in Narradores indígenas y mestizos de la época colonial (siglos xvi-xvii): zonas andina y mesoamericana. Eds. Rocío Cortés y Margarita Zamora. Lima: Centro de estudios literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar-CELAP, 2016.           

"Foreshadowing Failure: Mulatto and Black Oral Discourse and the Upending of The Western Design in Thomas Gage's A New Survey (1648)" Hispania, vol 102 no 4, 2019.

"Voicing African Agency in Alonso de Sandoval’s De Instauranda Aethiopum Salute." The Afro-Hispanic Review (Forthcoming 2020).

"Colombian History and Afro-Intertextuality in De Instauranda Aethiopum Salute (1622) and Changó, el gran putas (1983)." Caribbean: Journal of Culture and Literature (Forthcoming 2020).