Lucía M. Montás research focuses on contemporary Latin American literature with an emphasis on Caribbean women writers. Her dissertation: "La ciudad de las letradas: Reescribiendo Santo Domingo en la narrativa femenina urbana dominicana del nuevo milenio", examines the representation of the city and everyday urban life in texts written by contemporary Dominican female writers, such as Ángela Hernández, Emilia Pereyra, Emelda Ramos, Aurora Arias and Rita Indiana Hernández. The works studied portray the city of Santo Domingo during its urban transformation throughout the twentieth century and discuss how the urban crisis has altered the city politically, economically, socially and culturally. These Dominican women writers imagine and depict the city of Santo Domingo by redefining the urban model and expressing social criticism through the themes of gentrification, violence, memory and social inequality. The unifying thread of this dissertation is the theoretical concept of the “Right to the City” (1968) proposed by Henri Lefebvre that has been reinterpreted in recent years to consider issues such as gender and identity. Drawing on my coursework in social theory my interdisciplinary theoretical framework intersects with Geography, Urban Studies, Feminism, Queer Studies, and Sociology.