Reed Convocation 2023 Speaker

Mónica López Lerma
Associate Professor of Spanish & Humanities

Monica Lopez LermaMónica joined Reed in 2015. She holds a PhD in comparative literature and a graduate certificate in film studies from the University of Michigan, a law degree from the University of Valencia (Spain), and an LLM from the European Academy of Legal Theory (Belgium). At Reed she teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in film theory, political documentaries, law and violence, justice and the senses, and cinema and human rights. Mónica’s research interests include contemporary Spanish film and literature, gender, aesthetics, politics, memory, and cultural and theoretical aspects of law. She is the author of Sensing Justice through Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics, Law and the co-editor of Rancière and Law. She is currently working on a new book project tentatively titled Documentaries Against the Law: Evidence, Affect, and Reflexivity and editing a book titled Espacios y límites de la (in)justicia en la España contemporánea.