Areas of interest: Spanish and Latin American cultural studies (early modern and colonial); gender studies; second language acquisition; community engagement. Her journal articles have focused on early modern war, surveillance, gender, and other themes. 

Born in Guatemala, she grew up in Los Angeles. She earned a Ph.D. in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, and a B.A. from Hampshire College. Her faculty appointments have included Vassar College, Trinity College, University College Utrecht, and Radboud University (The Netherlands).


Cornell University, Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies

Hampshire College, B.A. in Liberal Arts, concentration: Social Theory

Other Publications

“Deploying the Classics: Military Humanism and Social Mobility in Spanish Military Manuals,” The Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 46.3 (Winter 2015): 603-623

“Early Modern Expressions of Nationhood in French and Dutch Translations of Bartolomé de Las Casas’ Brevísima relación,” Traversea, Vol. 4 (2014): 34-41 (co-authored with N. Faber)

“Masculinity, War, and Pursuit of Glory in Sepúlveda’s Gonzalo,” in Hispanic Review, Vol. 80.3, 2012

“Contesting the Word: The Crown and the Printing Press in Colonial Spanish America,” in Exploring the Print World of Early-Modern Iberia, special issue of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, ed. Alexander S. Wilkinson, LXXXIX, 2012

“Myth and Prophecy in Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda’s Crusading ‘Exhortación,’” in Bulletin of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 35.1, 12/2010

“Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. Margaret King, New York: Oxford University Press, 09/2016

Rev. of Los De fato et libero arbitrio libri tres de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Joaquín J. Sánchez Gázquez. Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique 3-4: 2016


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