Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts

Staff Profile

Dr Theresa Muñoz

Research Associate


PhD Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow

MLitt Creative Writing, University of Glasgow

B.F.A. Creative Writing, University of British Columbia 

I am a Research Associate at the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts and Co-Director of the Newcastle Poetry Festival. As Overseas Research Scholar and Faculty of Arts Award holder at the University of Glasgow, I completed my PhD dissertation "Alienation in the Work of Tom Leonard'.  I have published one book of poems Settle (Vagabond Voices, 2016) which shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize. In 2018 I received a Muriel Spark Centenary Award, and have been writing a poetry sequence entitled 'Why We Love You', based on Spark's archive at the National Library of Scotland. Also in 2018 I was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, where I spent a month as writer-in-residence at the Hotel Chevillon, Grez-sur-Loing, France. In 2020 I received a Creative Scotland Open Fund Award to write one of the first sequences on inter-racial couples in Scotland.

In previous years I was awarded a British Columbia Arts Council Award, the Norman Rothstein Award for Poetry, and a Crichton Foundation Award. My poetry has been broadcast on BBC Scotland and has been published widely in Canada and the United Kingdom, including in Arc magazine, Canadian Literature, Poetry Review and Best Scottish Poems.


Archives; Mixed Race literature; Digital Literature; Minority Women's Writing. 


Courses I have taught/guest lectured include: 

SEL1000: Introduction to Creative Writing

SEL2216: Poetry, Script and Prose Workshop 

MA in Poetry