PhD in Hispanic Studies (McGill University)
BA in Hispanic Studies (McGill University)
Professor Monette’s research examines the ways in which 21st-century cinematic representations of the Andes reflect and participate in decolonizing processes by creating a dialogic space for the deconstruction of Western-produced knowledge and the critical exploration of alternative Indigenous knowledges of this region and its peoples. She aims to demonstrate that these representations reflect the many policies implemented by South American governments and practices upheld by international organizations to promote visions of equity for Indigenous cultural integrity and diversity, as well as to include the Indigenous populations in the socioeconomic development of these countries.
Professor Monette’s teaching focuses on Latin America, ranging from the pre-columbian to the late modern era. At UA, she has taught SP 353 Spanish Conversation, SP366 Spanish American Civilization, SP 375 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I, SP 376 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II, and SP 489 The Encounter of Two Worlds. At the graduate level, she has taught SP 590 Indigenism and Latin American Cinema, SP 689 The Spanish Conquest in Global Cinema, and SP 590 Abya yala and Human Rights Cinema.
“Female Networks of Solidarity and the Production of Knowledge on Latin American Filmmaking.” (Revise and resubmit to the Journal of Latin American Latinx Visual Culture)
“Post-Conflict Precariousness and Historic Economic Exploitation in La teta asustada (2009).” Submitted to the Routledge Memory and Narrative Series volume edited by Dr. Anna Sheftel.
“Embodied Knowledge of the Bolivian Disappeared in Wara Cajías and Adriana Montenegro’s Desaparecidos (2008).” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 27.2 (2018): 197-214.
“Socioeconomic Alliances and Anticolonial Narratives in Caetano’s Bolivia.” Wide Screen Journal 7.1 (2018).
“Quechua-Andean and Spanish Knowledges in Fernando León de Aranoa’s Amador (2010).” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 72.1 (2018): 27-38.
“Decolonizing the Tourist Gaze in Madeinusa.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. Forthcoming.
“Negociaciones entre la cultura andina y la cultura urbana limeña en Madeinusa y La teta asustada de Claudia Llosa.” Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos. (2013)