About Me

Image: Adrianne Mathiowetz

I’m a writer and university lecturer living in Houston, Texas. I hold a doctorate in Latin American literature with a focus on US Hispanic and women’s studies, and teach courses in language, literature, and writing at Rice University.

My fiction and essays explore the moral borderlands of motherhood, immigration, and the historical imagination. Mothercoin: The Stories of Immigrant Nannies (Beacon Press 2022) recounts the experiences of several Central American and Mexican women working as cleaners and caregivers in the private homes of Houston, Texas.

You can contact me at ecumminsmunoz@gmail.com. I’m represented by Jessica Papin at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret (jpapin@dystel.com).

For a personal look at stories that get under your skin, see my blog Real Deal Stories.

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