Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Brooks College Partnership
I work on early Modern Spain with an emphasis on gender and the family. My current book is on noblewomen who were guardians of their children between 1350 and 1750. These women were chosen by their husbands to receive legal guardianship of the children and the property, and so played an important role in the inheritance process, the family, politics, and land management in early modern Spain.
RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS
“‘A Vile and Abject Woman’: Noble Mistresses, Legal Power, and the Family in Early Modern Spain,” The Journal of Family History, vol. 32, no. 3, July 2007, 195-214.
“‘Neither dumb, deaf, nor destitute of understanding:’ Women as Guardians in Early Modern Spain,” Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. XXXVI, No. 3, Fall 2005, 673-693.
I’m interested in early modern Europe, Spain, the Renaissance and Reformation, and Women’s History.
WEBSITE“Choosing Her Own Buttons: The Guardianship of Doña Magdalena de Bobadilla,” in Power and Gender in Renaissance Spain: Eight Women of the Mendoza Family, 1450-1650, edited by Helen Nader, University of Illinois Press, 2004.
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