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Carmen Lamas VP

Carmen E. Lamas is Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Virginia. Her book The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas: Literature, Translation, and Historiography (Oxford 2021) explores nineteenth-century Latina/o history, literature and translation from a hemispheric perspective. Her second book, Irene Albar. Novela cubana (1885, 1886) por Eusebio Guiteras. Edición facsímil, will be published by Editorial Calambur (Valencia, Spain) this Spring 2022. This rescued and recovered work deploys aspects of three nineteenth-century literary genres in the novel’s composition that reflect the trans-American and hemispheric nature of the author’s life and works. She was recently named co-editor for the new series Biblioteca Trasatlántica that will be published by Editorial Calambur. Her work has appeared in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Latin American Research Review, Latino Studies, Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies and in the edited volumes The Latino Nineteenth Century (NYU, 2016) and the Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature (2018). Professor Lamas is the co-founding editor of Pasados: Recovering History, Imagining Latinidad, a new journal that will be published with Penn Press. She is on the Advisory Board of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project and is a co-founder and current vice president of the Latina/o Studies Association, an academic organization that brings together scholars, students, and activists in the study of Latinx concerns.

Assistant Professor of English and American Studies
University of Virginia
The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas: Literature, Translation, and Historiography
(Oxford University Press, 2021)

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