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- United States
- MA Massachusetts
- Boston College
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- early modern texts and history, theology and gender, gender history, Inquisition studies, representation of sexual violence in literature, politics of higher education, human migration
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- About Me
I’m a Professor of Hispanic Studies at Boston College, where I teach courses on early modern Spanish texts, theater, and culture, films about immigration in the Hispanic World, anthropological models of interpersonal violence in Hispanic texts. I also serve as a rape crisis counselor there. I sail my old Sabre 28 around the Boston Harbor Islands and to points on the Mid to North Atlantic shore. Needle arts fascinate me, and I did two years of a lace maker apprenticeship in Barcelona. The cost of post-secondary education in the US stuns me, and I’m presently deciding what sort of activism to step into in that regard.
- Recent Publications
“Indecent Theology: Sex and Female Heresy in Counter-Reformation Spain.” Renaissance Quarterly vol. 73, no. 3, 2020, pp. 866-96.
“The Male Body and Catholic Piety in Early Modern Spain.” Body and Religion, vol. 3, no. 2, 2019, pp. 130-49.
“Lope’s La dama boba and the Seduction of the Academy.” Bulletin of the Comediantes vol. 71, no. 1-2, 2019, pp. 103-17. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/753946
“Living with Rodolfo and Cervantes’s ‘La fuerza de la sangre.’” MLN vol. 133, no. 2, 2018, pp. 201-23.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- Pre-17th century, 17th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Literary History, Migration & Immigration, Religion, Sexual Violence, Women