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Victoria Marie Muñoz, PhD

Scholar of early modern English and Spanish literature, empire, & colonialism

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Dr. Victoria Muñoz is assistant professor in the English Department at The City University of New York Eugenio María de Hostos Community College and a 2022 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow. Her research specialties are Shakespeare and the English Renaissance, romance literature and the Anglo-Spanish War, early modern European literature and drama, and the history of fairy tales. Her first book, Spanish Romance in the Battle for Global Supremacy: Tudor and Stuart Black Legends  was published in 2021 by Anthem Press's World Epic and Romance series.

For a book excerpt, see Dr. Muñoz's post on the Folger Shakespeare Library's Shakespeare & Beyond blog: "More strange than true":  Finding America among the faeries. For recent reviews, see Sederi: Spanish and Portuguese Society of English Renaissance Studies Yearbook (no. 32), Renaissance Quarterly (no. 75.4), and The Spenser Review  (no. 52.3).The book was also covered on the Academic Minute / Inside Higher Ed.


Dr. Muñoz is currently working on a new project pertaining to the Spanish revival of the works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca in late medieval and early modern Spain, and its involvement in the formation of nefarious constructs of race in both Spain and England and their colonies. For more information about this Mellon Foundation/ACLS-supported project, click here.

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