Assistant Professor Muñoz' research and teaching interests include contemporary
Latin American narrative, popular culture, gender studies, border studies, and U.S.
Latino/a literature. Her research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. Professor Muñoz
is originally from East Los Angeles. 

Muñoz has been teaching at Macalester since 2009. 

EDUCATION: B.A., Swarthmore College; MA and Ph.D. Cornell University 



The Language of Female Violence in Jorge Ibargüengoitia's 'Las muertas', Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies (2008)

Contributions to Books


[see abstract], The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume C: Late Nineteenth Century: 1865-1910. (2009)

Co-translator of the following six articles: Rafael Serra, “Nuestro Periódico" and "Sin justicia no hay...



Love and Violence: Narco Culture through a Woman’s Eyes, Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica Congress (2013)

Biting Back: Female Agency in 'Perra Brava', Latin American Studies Association Conference (2013)

Violence and Power: Reading a Narco Novia, 66th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (2013)

'Along the Border Lies': A Chicano Literary Perspective on the Drug Trade, Haciendo Caminos: Mapping the Futures of U.S. Latina/o Literatures Conference (2013)

Confession and Crime in Mercedes Valdivieso’s 'Maldita yo entre las mujeres', XXI Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica Congress (2011)