MONICA HUERTA

writer • professor • creatrix

BIO   WRITING   TEACHING   CREATING   EVENTS   CV




Curriculum vitae

Appointments


2019-present
Princeton University • Department of English & Program in American Studies • Assistant Professor

Fall 2021
University of Pennsylvania • Visual Studies Program • Visiting Scholar

2016-2019
Princeton University • Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts • Link-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow

2014-2016
Duke University • Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies • Provost’s Postdoctoral Associate



Education

2014
University of California, Berkeley • English • Ph.D.

2006
Princeton University • History • M. A.

2003
Harvard University • History & Literature • A. B. • Magna cum laude



Books

The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism
Forthcoming July 2022, New York University Press, America and the Long 19th Century series
*New York University Press Featured Author


Magical Habits

2021, Duke University Press, Writing Matters! series
*Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award Winner




Teaching Fields

 
Nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and culture • American Studies • African American literature and history • Latinx literature and history • cultural studies • historiography and theories of the archive • photography criticism and theory • history of photography • law and literature • race, science, and visuality • visual culture



Selected Invited Talks


November 2021
“What’s in a Face?” Visual Culture Colloquium, Center for Visual Culture, Bryn Mawr College.

October 2021
Discussion of Magical Habits, Profs. D. Padilla Peralta and S. Chihaya’s “Humanistic Perspectives on the Arts: Thinking in Public, Writing for the World,” Princeton University.

September 2021
Discussion of Magical Habits for Prof. K. Tongson’s course “Race, Gender, Sexuality and Food Cultures,” University of Southern California.

September 2021
Discussion of Magical Habits for Prof. J. Namakkal’s senior thesis seminar, Duke University.

July 2021
“Critical Creative Praxis.” Virtual Coffee Hour for graduate students hosted by Prof. K. Bain, Tufts University.

February 2021
“Aphorism as Promise.” Emily Carroll ’99 Carleton Lecture, English Department, Bates College.  



Selected Conference Presentations


November 2019
Respondent for Roundtable, “The Airing of Grievances: Grievance Studies and its Discontents.” American Studies Association Annual Conference, Hawaii.         

November 2018
“Aphorisms and the Unmarked,” A Roundtable on the Occasion of the 25th anniversary of Peggy Phelan’s Unmarked. American Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

March 2018
“Uncontrolled Habits: Delsarte’s System of Expression.” Climates of the Will panel. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Biennial Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.



In Service to the Fields

2021-present
Co-editor with Saidiya Hartman, Erica Rand, Kathleen Stewart, Writing Matters! series, Duke University Press

2021-present
Executive Committee, MS Visual Culture Forum, Modern Language Association

2021-present
Organizing Committee, Law & Literature Works-in-Progress Workshop, University of Toronto Law School


  See the full CV >