MemberStephanie M. Cavanaugh

…Refereed journal articles

“Litigating for Liberty: enslaved Morisco children in sixteenth-century Valladolid,” Renaissance Quarterly 70, no.4 (Winter 2017): 1282-1320.

Book chapters

“In defense of community: Morisca women in sixteenth-century Valladolid,” forthcoming in Women and Community in medieval and early modern Iberia, University of Nebraska Press, 2018.


Book review of Mercedes García-Arenal & Fernando Rodriguez Mediano, Un Oriente español. Los moriscos y el Sacromonte en tiempos de Contrarreforma (2010) Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez, Nouvelle série, 44 (1), 2014, en ligne, xxi-xxiii.

“Untying the Knot,” a review of A History of Marriage by Elizabeth Abbott (2010), Literary Review of Canada O…

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. I’m also writing an article about “Possessing Papers and Converting Status 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

MemberLuna Najera

My research focuses on war, gender, and subjectivity in early modern Spanish thought, as well as visual culture, cultural studies, and book history in colonial Spanish America. Other research interests that I pursue through course offerings include: urban studies, border studies, gender studies, postcolonial theory and literature, modern and postmodern theory.