Laura Lomas
Associate Professor
Department of English
Rutgers University-Newark
Laura Lomas, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Columbia 2001), teaches ethnic and immigrant literature of the United States and the Americas, Latina/o literature and culture, and feminist cultural studies in the English Department, the Program in Women and Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. Lomas received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to research and write her book, Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino Subjects and American Modernities (Duke University Press, 2008), which received the Modern Language Association's Prize for best book in Chicano and Chicana and Latino and Latina Studies. Other recent publications include: "The Unbreakable Voice in a Minor Language: Following José Martí's Routes," in Vanessa Y. Perez, ed. Hispanic Caribbean Migration: Narratives of Displacement.(under contract and forthcoming Palgrave, 2010), "José Martí's 'Evening of Emerson' and the United Statesian Literary Tradition," Journal of American Studies (2009); "Redefining the American Revolutionary: Gabriela Mistral on José Martí, "Comparative American Studies (2008), and “’The War Cut Out my Tongue’: Foreign Wars, Domestic Violence and Translation in Demetria Martínez,” American Literature (2006). She served as Acting Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Rutgers Newark in 2009 and co-founded of the Immigrant Rights Collective at Rutgers Newark.