Mónica García Blizzard
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Office: S502 Callaway Center
Mónica García Blizzard received a B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Notre Dame, where she also completed an M.A. in Italian studies. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in the fall of 2018, she was Visiting Assistant Professor at Kenyon College.
Dr. García Blizzard’s research interests lie at the intersection of Latin American Cultural Studies and Film Studies. Her primary scholarly focus is race and national identity in Mexican cinema. Her dissertation received the 2016 LASA Mexico Section Award for best dissertation. She is currently writing a monograph about indigeneity and “whiteness” in 20th century Mexican film and presents regularly at national and international conferences such as SCMS and LASA. She enjoys teaching a broad range of courses, especially those on Latin American and Latinx cinema and cultural studies.
Mónica was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Mexican parents from Mexico City and Guanajuato, and was raised primarily in Texas. Her transnational, transcultural, and multilingual life experience has shaped her hemispheric perspective, as well as her focus on nationalisms, racial formations, and marginality.