MemberStephanie M. Cavanaugh

…no.4 (Winter 2017): 1282-1320.

Book chapters
“Assessing Non-conformity during the Expulsion of the Moriscos,” in The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond, Volume 4: Morisco Non-Conformism, ed. Kevin Ingram. Brill, forthcoming 2019.
“In Defense of Community: Morisca Women in Sixteenth-Century Valladolid,” in Women and Community in medieval and early modern Iberia, eds. Michelle Armstrong-Partida, Alexandra Guerson, and Dana Wessell Lightfoot, University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming 2020.

Review of This Happened in My Presence: Moriscos, Old Christians, and the Spanish Inquisition in the Town of Deza, 1569–1611. Patrick J. O’Banion, ed. and trans. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017), Ren…

I am a historian of early modern Iberia with a research focus on religious cultures and the social and legal histories of fifteenth- to seventeenth-century Castile. I’m currently revising my book manuscript, The Morisco Problem and the Politics of Conversion in Early Modern Spain.

MemberSteve Dolph

Steve Vásquez Dolph is Assistant Teaching Professor in the department of Global Studies and Modern Languages at Drexel University. His research looks at early modern Iberian and transatlantic literature and human ecology. He was the 2016-17 Brizdle-Shoenberg Fellow in the History of Material Texts and co-founder of the Early Modern Iberia (EMI) Study Group. His current project, Third Nature, examines representations of ecological crisis in Renaissance Spain, with a focus on landscape and ethics in the pastoral literature of the early 17th century. Follow his work at

MemberSimone Pinet

…: notes for a political soundscape in mester de clerecía,“ Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (online May 10 2016, print 2017)
 “The Chivalric Romance in the Sixteenth Century.” In A History of the Spanish Novel. Ed. J.G. Ardila. London: Oxford University Press, 2015. 79-95.
“Between the Seas: Apolonio and Alexander.” In In and Of the Mediterranean. Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies, edited by Michelle M. Hamilton and Nuria Silleras-Fernández, Vanderbilt University Press, 2014. 75-98




I work at the intersection of discourses in medieval Iberian literatures, that is, I like asking questions that come up when one sees an apparently unrelated or distant sphere intervening in the literary, whether it be politics, or cartography, or economics, which is what I am currently working on for a book project. As an extension of this, I am interested in how the medieval intervenes in other periods, other geographies, that is, how the medieval informs (or disinforms) discourses about modernity or secularism or civilization, and how it shapes imperial and colonial projects, or contemporary Latin American literatures.

MemberLuna Najera

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).

MemberNicholas Ealy

…arbara Gusick and Matthew Heintzelman (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012): 17-46.

5. “From Blood-on-Snow to Boys-on-Sand: Perceval’s Mirror in Michel Tournier’s The Ogre” in Studies in the Novel 44.1 (Spring 2012): 62-79.

6. “Calisto’s Narcissistic Visions: A Reexamination of Melibea’s ‘Ojos Verdes’ in Celestina” in eHumanista: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies 21 (2012): 390-409….

I specialize in the medieval literature and culture of Iberia and France and teach courses on literature, literature and psychology, Mediterranean studies, Western humanities, Classical Greece, and the French language. My research is primarily focused on Ovidian narcissism in erotic and spiritual literature from the 12th to the 15th century. Other scholarly interests include psychoanalytic studies and cinema studies.

MemberVicente Lledó-Guillem

…a Mediterranean Masculine Myth: The Castilian Body in El Monserrate.” Queering the Mediterranean. Ed. Peter Thompson, and Felipe Rojas. Leiden: Brill. (Accepted for publication). (Invited Chapter. Double-blind reviewed)
— “The Catalan Standard Language in the Mediterranean: Greece versus Sardinia in Muntaner’s Crònica.” In and Of the Mediterranean. Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies. Hispanic Issues 41. Ed. Michelle M. Hamilton and Núria Silleras-Fernández. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2015. 99-118. Print. (Invited Chapter. Double-blind reviewed)
–“The Ideology of Standardization in Early Modern Castile: the Unknown Oservaciones de la lengua castellana and the Attack on castellanos viejos.” S…

My main areas of research are the history of Spanish and Catalan languages from a political, cultural, and ideological point of view. I focus on how language relates to issues such as identity, nation, and power in the past and in the present, especially in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. I am interested in how cultural and intellectual history has had an influence on language ideology. Moreover, because of my political, cultural, and ideological approach to the history of language, I have also analyzed literary texts and have published on Medieval and Early Modern Catalan and Spanish Literature. My first book, Literatura o imperio: la construcción de las lenguas castellana y catalana en la España renacentista was published by Juan de la Cuesta—Hispanic Monographs in 2008. My second book, The Making of Catalan Linguistic Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Times, Palgrave Macmillan, will be published in February 2018: I have also published in several journals including La Corónica, Neophilologus, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Research Journal, Hispanófila, Romanistisches Jahrbuch, Calíope, eHumanista and Crítica Hispánica.