Expertise: Spanish and Portuguese

My main area of research is medieval and Renaissance Iberian literature and culture, and more specifically parody and satire, intersections with sanctity and popular devotion, material culture, ritual and theology.

Because much of my work examines cultural phenomena in changing contexts from the Middle Ages into the early modern period, I also research the works of later Spanish writers from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century, including Fernando de Rojas, Francisco Delicado, Quevedo, and others.

Research Interests:

  • Medieval/Renaissance literature; parody and satire; sanctity and popular devotion; myth and ritual; material culture; art in literature; theology and literature.

Research Interests

  • medieval and renaissance Spanish literature
European Studies, Portuguese, Spanish
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1999