Mônica Carvalho Gimenes

5117 Dwinelle Hall


Office Hours: M, W 2-3 pm

Mônica Carvalho Gimenes is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley. She holds an M.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in Multimedia Studies: Journalism from Florida Atlantic University. Her teaching and research interests include 20th and 21st century Latin American narrative, crime fiction, body politics, transnational feminisms, and decolonial theories. Her dissertation examines femicidal violence and feminist resistance in the Southern Cone (including Brazil). She has conducted pre-dissertation research in Brazil and in Portugal, and she has presented her work in conferences and colloquia in the U.S., Brazil, Spain, and Guatemala. Mônica is an experienced teacher of Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, and a recipient of the 2020-2021 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award at UC Berkeley.

Recent Publications

Crime and Violence as Historical Legacies in Brazil: A Study of Amilcar Bettega Barbosa's "Circulo Vicioso" and Marcelino Freire's "Esquece." Mester, vol. 47, no. 1, 2018, pp. 3- 24. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2z8721jg