Carmen Lamas

Associate Professor, Department of English and American Studies Program

138 Bryan Hall

Office Hours: On leave AY 23-24.

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
Winner: LASA 2022 Latin American Studies Association Latinx Studies Section Book Award
Winner: MLA 2023 Book Prize in Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies
Irene Albar. Novela cubana (1885, 1886) por Eusebio Guiteras. Edición facsimilar. Valencia, Spain: Editorial Calambur, 2023.
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 Spanish-Language Textbooks and US American Literature." Russ Castronovo and Robert Levine, eds. The New Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2024
  • "Jicotencal, a Key Text for the Early Americas." Early American Literature 58.2 Fall 2023
  • “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
  • "Nineteenth-Century Spanish-Language Textbooks and US American Literature." Barbara L. Packer Lectures at the University of California, Los Angeles. May 16-19, 2023
  • "The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas: An Evening with Carmen Lamas." Sponsored by Books & Books and the Cuban Research Institute. Coral Gables, Florida. September 16, 2021
  • “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 Presentations
  • "Texts of Resistance: Nineteenth-Century Cuban Translations." In Panel entitled "Nineteenth-Century Cuban Narratives of Dissent and Moments of Creation." Cuban Research Institute in Miami, Florida (February 3-24, 2022)
  • “The Latinx Return in the Latinx Novel: A Spatial and Temporal Continuum.” In Roundtable entitled “Democracy and the Latinx Novel.” Modern Language Association Conference in Washington, DC (January 6-9, 2022)
  • Irene Albar (1885, 1886): Transatlantic and Transborder Latinidad.” In Panel entitled “Dialogue with the Hispanic Cultures of North America.” Spanish Association of US Hispanic Studies. 2nd International Conference at the Universidad de León, Spain (May 26-28, 2021)
  • “Martín Morúa Delgado’s Afro-Latinx Continuum: Redeeming the Americas” In Panel entitled “CoquetasPiratas and Cimarrones: Narratives of Latina/o Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture, Translation and Naturalist Science.” XV Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Biennial Conference. University of Houston in Houston, Texas (February 20-22, 2020)
  • “Latina/o Translation in Nineteenth-Century New York.” In Roundtable entitled “Latina/o Literature in New York City." Fourth Biennial U.S. Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference. New York, NY (April 25-27, 2019)
Selected Honors and Service
  • Co-Founder and Co-Executive Editor, Pasados: Recovery Histories, Imagining Latinidad 
  • Institute for Citizen and Scholars, Faculty Mentor 2023 
  • All-University Teaching Award 2022  
  • Executive Committee, Latino Literature Forum, Modern Language Association, 2017-2022  
  • Mellon Research Fellow, Global South Lab, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, 2016-2018 
  • Buckner W. Clay Award in the Humanities, 2021 
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award, 2021 
  • Henry Luce Project Course Development Award (Religion and Its Publics), 2018