Marisel Moreno is the Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Latina/o Literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame.  Issues of race, gender, and ethnicity are central to her work, which also examines the literary and cultural production of Afro-Latinos and the so-called “Other” Latinos (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Peruvians).  She has published articles in Afro-Hispanic Review, CENTRO, The Latino(a) Research Review, Latino Studies, Hispanic Journal, and Sargasso, among others. She was a recipient of the American Association of University Women Fellowship in 2009-2010. 


ISP Advisee:
Sofía Villamil

Thematic Interests

Caribbean Latino/a literature and culture, Afro-Latino/a and Afro-Latin American literatures, the “Other” Latinos (Central American and South American), women’s literature, migration, race, gender, ethnicity, and biculturalism, service-learning and community-based learning pedagogy.

Current Research

Representations of migration and marginality in Afro-Dominican, Peruvian, and Salvadoran literatures in the U.S.

Journal Articles



Other Accomplishments & Recognitions