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MemberElizabeth Rodrigues

…Ph.D., University of Michigan (2015)
MLIS, University of South Florida (2008)
MFA, Florida Atlantic Univeresity (2008)
BA, Kenyon College (2004)…

I work on data as an epistemological concept, life writing, and comparative approaches to modernist and multiethnic U.S. literatures. Prior to this, I was  a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University, specializing in digital humanities methods. My dissertation examines the relationship between life writing forms and data collection as an emerging epistemology of the social and the self in U.S. modernist literatures.

MemberElizabeth Cruz Petersen

Elizabeth Cruz Petersen, Ph.D., holds a Fellow position at the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University, and an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature. Her research is at the crossroads of cognitive studies (specifically somaesthetics) and early modern Spanish theater and literature. Focusing on the relationship between body, mind, and environment in the context of early modern Spanish performance, her book Women’s Somatic Training in Early Modern Spanish Theater (Routledge, 2016) demonstrates how the early modern Spanish actress subscribed to various somatic practices in an effort to prepare for a role. She is currently working on two research projects: The lives of five women in early modern Spanish Theater who started and ran their own theater enterprises, directing and mentoring another generation of young women entrepreneurs; and the transformation of the witch throughout literary history.