My Story

From my first campus visit I knew that Warren Wilson was the place for me. I wanted to work at a college that thought differently from other places, and I have found that place here. I came from a large research institution and I was craving a more intimate setting where I could mentor students inside and outside of the classroom and also find a way to engage with our Asheville community.

When I am not with students, I maintain an active research agenda that includes presenting at conferences and publishing. I have recently published on the poesia negra movement of Honduras and the use of the word “mariposa” in Chicanx literature. I am currently working on a memoir project and an article about 20th Century Honduran foundational fictions.

Erin Montero
Erin Montero


  • BA in Spanish and Psychology California Lutheran University
  • MA in Latin American Studies The University of New Mexico
  • Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese The University of New Mexico

Research Interests

  • 20th Century Latin American Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • U.S. Latinx Studies

Courses Taught

  • Spanish 377 Study Away at UPAEP: The Written Word and Visual Image in Contemporary Mexico
  • Spanish 491: ST Construction of Beauty in Latin American Cultural Production
  • Spanish 491: ST Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Film

Crews and Other Activities

Translation and interpretation service for Pisgah Legal and Helpmate Inc.

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