Laura Hartmann-Villalta is a white feminist Latina who was born in the Dominican Republic and spent meaningful time in Spain as an adult. She is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish. Her book manuscript in preparation centers on the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the foreign women involved in the war.
Hartmann-Villalta’s research is situated at the intersection of women’s and gender studies, human rights studies, medical humanities, and literature, especially life writing. She has a growing interest in biography and has written the biographical entries for American war journalists Marie Colvin and Martha Gellhorn for the American National Biography Online.
Her publications also include the public humanities piece: “How I Talk about Activism without Talking about Activism.”
Hartmann-Villalta routinely presents at national conferences on contemplative and feminist pedagogy in the writing classroom, caregiving and precarity, modernism and the Spanish Civil War, and visual culture, particularly photography.
She holds the following degrees: BA in Spanish Philology from St. Louis University, Madrid Campus; MA in English literature from Virginia Tech University; MA in Spanish and Latin American Literature from St. Louis University; and a PhD in English literature from Northeastern University.
Reintroduction to Writing: Visual/Textual Lives
- Hartmann-Villalta, L. (2022, December). Laura Hartmann-Villalta. Pedagogue Podcast. (Episode 132)