Sophia Monegro is a budding literary scholar working at the
intersection of Slavery Studies, Black Women’s Intellectual History, and
Dominican Studies. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of
African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at
Austin. Monegro is also a Research Associate at the CUNY Dominican
Studies Institute and a Mellon Mays Fellow. Her publications include:
“Dominican Americans,” co-authored with Dr. Ramona Hernández in Ilan
Stavans’ Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies, and several book
reviews in the Ethnic and Third World Literature Review of Books for
which she serves as Chief Editor. Monegro’s dissertation reads the
subtexts of archival documents to trace Black women’s intellectual
contributions to Caribbean radicalism from Spanish colonial slavery in
Santo Domingo to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in the XIX century.