Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Licia Fiol-Matta grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Associate Faculty of Comparative Literature, and Affiliate Faculty of Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University. She works at the intersection of feminist and queer studies and Latin American literature, history, culture and art. Fiol-Matta is the author of the books A Queer Mother for the Nation: The State and Gabriela Mistral and The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. Her work has appeared in GLQ, Current Musicology, Radical History Review, and PMLA, among others. Prior to joining NYU, she taught at Barnard College and the City University of New York.