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Wendy V. Muñiz

Wendy V Muñiz

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Faculty of Arts & Science
Project: The Unofficial Archive: A Critique of Archival Culture in the Dominican Republic, 1865-1927

Wendy V. Muñiz is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at the NYU Center for the Humanities and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research centers on unorthodox archival media in the Hispanic Caribbean, with a focus on the Dominican Republic. Also a writer and producer on films that explore cultural memory in the Americas, she is currently producing two documentaries that aim to preserve and disseminate endangered queer archives and contemporary curiosity cabinets in the region. Muñiz’s scholarly and filmmaking work has received grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CUNY DSI Archives and Library, the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, Programa Ibermedia, and FONPROCINE, among others. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she was appointed Lead Teaching Fellow from 2015 to 2016 in recognition for her work with students, and is the recipient of the NYU Center for the Humanities Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship.