Carmen Lamas

Associate Professor, Department of English and American Studies Program

138 Bryan Hall

Office Hours: T/R 12-1 p.m. and by appointment.
Class Schedule: TuTh 2:00-3:15, Th 3:30-6:00

Latinx Literary Cultures, 19th century to the present. Hemispheric American and Latin American Studies.

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. Georgetown University
  • BS/BA Florida State University
Irene Albar por Eusebio GuiterasEdición facsimil (Editorial Calambur: Valencia, Spain, forthcoming Summer 2021) Rescue and recovery of a nineteenth-century Latina/o novel.
From Letters to Cartas: Latinx Writing in Early America (February 2021). Co-produced with Kirsten Silva Gruesz for C19: Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists
Recent Articles
  • “Nineteenth-Century Latino Literature.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies. Ed. Ilán Stavans. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • “Father Félix Varela and the Emergence of an Organized Latina/o Minority in Early Nineteenth-Century New York City.” The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature. Eds. John Morán González and Laura Lomas. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 157-175.
  • “Raimundo Cabrera, the Latin American Archive and the Latina/o Continuum.” The Latino Nineteenth Century. Rodrigo Lazo and Jesse Alemán, eds. New York: New York University Press, 2016. 210-229.
  • “The Black Lector and Martín Morúa Delgado’s Sofia (1891) and La familia Unzúazu (1901).” Latino Studies 13.1 (Spring 2015): 113-130.
  • “Race and the Critical Trajectory of Espejo de Paciencia (1608, 1838) in the Nineteenth Century.” Latin American Research Review 47.1 (Spring 2012): 115-135.
Invited Lectures
  • “Father Félix Varela and the Protestant/Catholic Debates of the 1830s and 1840s in the United States.” Yale University. Sponsored by the Council of Latin American and Iberian Studies, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and the Center for Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration. (February 6, 2017)
  • “Hemispheric Transformations: Eliciting the Latina/o in Latin American Studies.” Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies. Plenary Address. Charlottesville, Virginia. (March 24, 2017)
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
  • “Latino Historiography and Translation.” In Roundtable “Almost Latino.”  Nineteenth-Century American Literature Forum. Modern Language Association. Chicago, Illinois (January 3-6, 2019). (By Invitation).
  • “The American Antiquarian Society, Latina/o History and the Apache Wars.” C19: Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists 5th Biennial Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico (March 22-56, 2018).
  • “Latin American Studies from a Latino Studies Perspective.” Presentation in LARR at LASA: The Future of Latin American Studies: Dialogues in the Humanities. Latin American Studies Association. Lima, Peru. April 29-May 1, 2017. (By Invitation)
  • “Untimeliness and Latina/o History; Pedro José Guiteras and His Historia de la isla de Cuba (1865, 1866).” In Panel “Questioning the Margins: Latina/o America and Modernity’s Uneven Temporalities.” Latin American Studies Association. Lima, Peru. (April 29-May 1, 2017)
  • “Félix Varela’s US Archive.” In Panel “Political, Critical, and Disciplinary Protagonisms in US Cuban Literary and Cultural Studies.” Cuban Research Institute Eleventh Conference on Cuban and Cuban American Studies. Florida International University in Miami, Florida (February 23-25, 2017)
  • “The Translation Strategies of Miguel Tolón and Eusebio Guiteras.” In Panel “Transamerican Connections: Revisiting Latinidad from Mexican Cession to Puerto Rican Colonization.” Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage. University of Houston in Houston, Texas. (February 9-11, 2017)
  • “Latin American Studies from a Latino Studies Perspective.” Latin American Studies: Past, Present, and Future Symposium. University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. October 13-14, 2016. (By Invitation.)
  • “Latino Catholicism and Latinidad in Nineteenth-Century New York City.” In Panel “Pre-Twentieth Century Latino New York City.” Latin American Studies Association. New York City, New York. (May 27-30, 2016) (Organized by Latino Studies Section. By Invitation.)
Selected Honors and Service
  • Luce Project Course Development Award for Latino Religions (Awarded Spring 2017)
  • Mellon Fellow (2016-2018)
  • Research Fellow, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures: Global South Lab (University of Virginia, 2016-2018)
  • Executive Committee Member of the Latino Literature Forum, Modern Language Association (Elected Position) (2017-2022)   
  • Site Committee Member for DC 2018 Biennial Conference, Latina/o Studies Association (2016-2018)
  • Delegate, Latino Literature Forum, Modern Language Association (2016-2019)
  • Advisory Board Member, Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project (2015-Present)
  • Latina/o Studies Association Initiative, Organizing and Coordinating Committee Member (2012-2015)
  • Secretary, Latino Studies Section, Latin American Studies Association (2012-2014)
  • Chair, Dissertation Award Committee, Latino Studies Section, Latin American Studies Association (2012-2013)