Mónica López Lerma
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Division of Literature and Languages
Prior to coming to Reed, Mónica was a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki and taught courses on Law and Cinema, Transitional Justice, Law and Gender, and Jurisprudence. Mónica received a PhD in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Film Studies from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include contemporary Spanish film and literature, with particular emphasis on aesthetics, film theory, gender, and cultural and theoretical aspects of law. Her work has appeared in Revue Interdisciplinaire d'Etudes Juridiques, Conserveries Mémorielles, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Política Común, Nordic Journal of Law and Social Research, as well as in various edited volumes. Mónica is currently writing a monograph entitled "Sensing Justice. Aesthetics, Politics, and Law through Contemporary Spanish Cinema" and editing a volume on "Rancière and the Law". She is co-editor of the journal No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice. At Reed, she will teach courses on film theory and law and violence through contemporary Spanish cinema.