Montse Feu, Ph. D.

Montse Feu is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Sam Houston State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Houston with certificates in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Univ. of Houston, in Fascism from the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory, and in Language Teaching Pedagogy from the Universitat de Barcelona.

Dr. Feu teaches face-to-face and online courses on Spanish language and culture. She has taught Spanish as a Second Language, Spanish for Heritage Learners, Gender Studies, and Latino Literature at Hood College, Univ. of Houston, and UH-Downtown. She has also worked as research assistant at the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project.

Dr. Feu has presented at academic conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals in the United States and in Spain. Her article “The U.S. Hispanic Flapper: Pelonas and Flapperismo in Spanish-language Newspapers 1920-1929” won the Research Society for American Periodicals Prize (2015). She is the author of Correspondencia personal y política de un anarcosindicalista exiliado: Jesús González Malo (1943-1965). Santander: Colección Cuatro Estaciones. Universidad de Cantabria, 2016. The manuscript examines the correspondence of Jesús González Malo, Spanish Civil War exile, anarcho-syndicalist, and editor of the periodical España Libre (NYC, 1939-1977). Dr. Feu is currently working on her second manuscript and an edited volume on the history and culture of Spanish exiles and migrants in the United States.​
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Current research interests

  • Spaniards in the United States
  • Spanish Civil War Exile
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • Latino Print Culture and Literature
  • Heritage Learners
  • Women’s Studies

Selected Publications/Works/ Conferences

Correspondencia personal y política de un anarcosindicalista exiliado: Jesús González Malo (1943-1965). Santander: Colección Cuatro Estaciones. Universidad de Cantabria, 2016.

““Transatlantic Trenches” in Spanish Civil War Journalism: Félix Martí Ibáñez and the Exile Newspaper España Libre (Free Spain, NYC 1939-1977).” Journal for the Study of Radicalism 10. 2 (Fall 2016), 53-78.

“Sergio Aragonés Marginalizes Francoism in España Libre (NYC)” Camino Real. Alcalá de Henares: Instituto Franklin- UAH, 7:10 (2015): 127-144.

“José Castilla Morales y España Libre (1939-1977): sátira contra la dictadura de Francisco Franco desde Henry Street, Brooklyn.” Migraciones & Exilios. Cuadernos AEMIC. 14. 2014. 87-104.

“The US Hispanic Flapper: Pelonas and Flapperismo in Spanish-language Newspapers 1920-1929.” Studies in American Humor Journal. 1. 2 (2015): 192-217. [ProQuest/Research Society for American Periodicals Article Prize (2016)].

"Transformation Was Definitely Her Specialty": Teaching Representation with Roberta Fernandez's "Amanda." Interdisciplinary Humanities 31.2 (Summer 2014): 47-61.

List of courses regularly taught at SHSU

Spanish 2312: Intermediate Spanish II

Spanish 3361: Spanish Grammar and Composition

Spanish 5371: Contemporary Spanish Literature

Spanish 3368: Conversational Spanish I

Spanish 3369: Conversational Spanish II

Spanish 4373 Spanish for Mass Communications