Montse Feu, Ph. D.

Dr. Montse Feu is an associate professor of Hispanic Studies at Sam Houston State University. She is the co-advisor of the Spanish M.A. program and advisor of Latin American and Latinx Minor and student organizations. She serves on the CHSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She has taught Spanish, Gender Studies, and Humanities courses at Hood College, the University of Houston, and UH-Downtown; she was a research assistant in the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project.  

Dr. Feu recovers the literary history of the Spanish Civil War exile in the United States, US Hispanic periodicals, and migration and exile literature at large. With her students, she has examined and translated such recovered texts. She has presented her research at academic conferences and her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and publishers 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) (Universidad de Cantabria, 2016) and co-editor with Christopher Castañeda of Writing Revolution: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States (University of Illinois Press, 2019). Her manuscript, Fighting Fascist Spain, examines the antifascist activism and culture of workers and anarchists (University of Illinois Press, 2020). She was recently awarded the 2019 Western Social Science Association Outstanding Emerging Scholar.  

She is board member for the Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage and for the Research Society for American Periodicals, among other editorial advisory appointments. She is a fellow of the Cohort #2 of the Texas Academic Leadership Academy (TALA). She can be reached at  or

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 2311: Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish 2312: Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish 3361: Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • Spanish 5371: Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • Spanish 3363: Survey of Spanish Literature II
  • Spanish 4075: Recovering Latino Periodicals
  • Spanish 4371: Spanish for Criminal Justice