Tinker Visiting Professor

Lucia Melgar

Lucía Melgar is a researcher, Literature and Gender Studies professor, and women’s rights activist in Mexico City. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and an M.A. in History from the University of Chicago. As an Assistant Professor at Princeton University, she taught literature courses and conducted research on the Mexican writer Elena Garro, about whom she has written extensively. In Mexico, she joined the Program on Women’s Studies (PIEM) at El Colegio de México, where she participated in a collective research and advocacy project on femicide. As Coordinator of Academic Projects and Publications at the National University Gender Studies Program (PUEG-UNAM), she fostered research and book projects on violence and human rights. She taught as a Visiting Professor at Université Charles de Gaulle- Lille 3, Université Toulouse- le Mirail; the University of Maryland-College Park; Universidad de Chile, and Universidad Diego Portales. She is currently an Associate Researcher and Adjunct Professor of the Political Science Department at ITAM (Mexico) and an independent consultant. Her publications encompass studies on Latin American women writers, violence, femicide, and reproductive rights in Mexico. She co-edited the feminist electronic magazine Con la A for ten years (2012-2023) and has published a weekly opinion column on gender, human rights, and literature for the newspaper El Economista since 2015. Her current research project focuses on Representations of Power, Violence, and Resistance from a feminist perspective in the works of Latin American women writers, journalists, and filmmakers.

TVP Details
Employer/Affiliation Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México - ITAM
Job Title
Country of Residence Mexico
Field of expertise Literature
Specialty Gender Studies
Host University Details
University name University of Wisconsin Madison
Department Spanish and Portuguese Department
Academic Year 2023-2024
Term/Semester Spring