Carolina Gómez Montoya
Carolina Gómez Montoya (M.A. and Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park) is an adjunct professor at Portland State University. Previously, she taught at Bard High School Early College in Queens & Newark and at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is interested in studying the practice of writing during times of violence and political repression, and the intersections between writing and displacement. She has published articles and fiction in Literal: Latin American Voices/Voces Latinoamericanas; ¡Basta! Mujeres colombianas contra la violencia de género (Bogotá: Debate escrito, 2015). Most recently, she received a scholarship from the NW Film Center that supported the making of her short film “The Mechanists” (2018). This upcoming year, she will be joining the Oregon Humanities’ Humanity in Perspective program. This partnership provides access to college-level education for adults living on low incomes through an 8-month course on philosophy, literature, history, art history and visual culture, and critical thinking and writing.