Elizabeth Garcia

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest/Research

  • Latina Women’s Literature
  • Latina Feminist Theory
  • Women of Color & Feminism
  • Latinx Children & YA Literature


Dr. Garcia is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on representations of gender, race, and sexuality in Latina women’s literature. Her first book, Healing Memories: Puerto Rican Women’s Literature in the U.S. was published in 2019 by University of Pittsburgh Press. Her current research focuses on representations of citizenship and belonging in Latina Women’s novels. She’s held faculty and administrative positions at Hunter College, Connecticut College, and Wesleyan University. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and her undergraduate degree from Brown University in American Studies and Economics.

Contact Information (e-mail is the best way to contact me)

Phone: (352) 273-0390
Office: 302 Ustler Hall

PERSONAL WEBSITE:  www.brownstories.com

Office Hours: (Fall Semester) Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.

Mailing address: PO Box 117352, Gainesville, FL 3261