Lucía M. Montás is half Dominican, half Puerto Rican born and raised in Miami, Florida. She has lived in Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Barcelona, Spain. Recently she defended her dissertation entitled "La ciudad de las letradas: Reescribiendo Santo Domingo en la narrativa femenina urbana dominicana del nuevo milenio" (August 2018) Lucía has a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish from the University of Florida, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include contemporary Caribbean literature and cultures, women's literature and gender studies, urban studies, spatiality and diaspora. She speaks English, Spanish and Catalán. Lucia has taught at the University of Florida, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Kentucky. She has also published articles in peer reviewed journals the Coastal Review and Voces del Caribe: Revista de estudios caribeños.