Associate Professor


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  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Early Modern Hispanic Literatures
    • History of Science
    • History of Medicine
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • PhD, Brandeis Univeristy
    • BA, Earlham College


About my teaching:

What's new:


  • "Queer Cambalaches in El rufián dichoso." Cervantes’s Theatrical Revelations. Ed. Esther Fernández and Adrienne L. Martín.  (Submitted).
  • “The Politics of The Origins of Maize: Spanish Naturalism, World Cuisine, and Epidemic Disease.” The Gastronomical Arts in Spain: Food and Etiquette. Frederick de Armas and James Mandrell.  (Submitted).
  • “Drugs, Magic, Coercion, and Consent: From María de Zayas to the ‘World’s Scariest Drug’.” Reconsidering Early Modern Spanish Literature through Mass and Pop Culture: Contemporizing the Classics in the Classroom. Ed. Mindy Badia and Bonnie Gasior. (Submitted).
  • “Alchemy and Medicine in Early Modern Iberia.” With Miguel López Pérez. Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World. (Submitted).


Selected Articles:

Selected Book Chapters:

  • Gridded Fascinations: Early Modern Drama’s Geometric Synthesis.” Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain. Enrique García Santo Tomás. University of Toronto Press, 2019. 79-99.
  • Flora’s Fate: Spanish Materia Medica in Manuscript.” Translating Nature: A Cross-Cultural History of Early Modern Science.  Jaime Marroquín and Ralph Bauer.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 188-202.
  • “Quevedo and Medical Polemic, from the Sueños to the Enlightenment.” Hacia la Modernidad: la creación de un nuevo orden teórico literario entre Barroco y Neoclasicismo (1651-1750). Alain Bègue and Carlos Mata Induráin.  Estudios del Parnaso olvidado 2.  Vigo: Editorial Academia del Hispanismo, 2018.  199-212.
  • “El enciclopedismo político de Luis Aldrete y Soto: Circulación, circulatores y un imperio que ciñó el orbe.” Saberes (in)útiles: El enciclopedismo literario áureo entre acumulación y aplicación. Mechthild Albert y Ulrike Becker.  Biblioteca Aurea Hispánica.  Vervuert/Iberoamericana, 2016. 331-352.
  • John Slater, José Pardo-Tomás, and Maríaluz López-Terrada. “Introduction: Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire.” Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire.  John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 1-20.
  • "The Theological Drama of Chymical Medicine in Early Modern Spain." Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire. John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás.   Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 213-230.
  • "The Green Gold Fallacies: Myth and Reality in the Transatlantic Trade in Medicinal Plants." Geografias médicas. Fronteras culturales de la medicina hispanoamericana, siglos XVI y XVII. Ed. Mauricio Sánchez-Menchero and José Pardo-Tomás. Mexico: CEIICH-UNAM, 2014. 99-122.
  • “Tampering with Signs of Power: Juan de Palafox, Historiography, and the Limits of Heraldry.” Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World.  Jason McCloskey and Ignacio López.  Lewisberg, Penn.: Bucknell UP, 2013. 113-131.

Selected Reviews:

  • Pimentel, Juan. Fantasmas de la ciencia española. Madrid, Spain: Marcial Pons Historia/Fundación Jorge Juan, 2020.  Reviewed in Centaurus (2021).
  • M. Portuondo. The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2019. Reviewed in: Annals of Science. Volume 76 (2019), Issue 3-4: 377-380.
  • Nadeau, Carolyn A. Food Matters: Alonso Quijano’s Diet and the Discourse of Food in Early Modern Spain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. Reviewed in Hispanófila 184 (2019): 181-183.  With Víctor Cervantes.  org/10.1353/hsf.2018.0064
  • Thomas M. Capuano. Diccionario herbario de textos antiguos y premodernos.  Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2017. Reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly 2018 (71.4).
  • Rachel Ball, Treating the Public: Charitable Theater and Civic Health in the Early Modern Atlantic World. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Reviewed in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 48.4 (2018): 543-544.
  • Cristian Berco, From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 2016.  Reviewed in Isis 108.3 (2017): 698.
  • José Ramón Marcaida López. Arte y ciencia en el barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual.  Madrid: Marcial Pons. 2014. Reviewed in: Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies (2017). DOI: 10.1080/14636204.2016.1274501
  • Harley Erdman and Susan Paun de García, eds. Remaking the Comedia: Spanish Classical Theater in Adaptation. London: Támesis, 2015.  (Review co-authored with Rebeca Rubio.) Reviewed in: Theatre Survey1 (2017): DOI: 10.1017/S0040557416000727.
  • Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, Anatomy and Anatomists in Early Modern Spain. Farnham, Ashgate: Reviewed in: Renaissance Quarterly 69.2 (2016): 689-691.
  • Binotti, Lucia. Cultural Capital, Language and National Identity in Imperial Spain. Rochester, NY: Tamesis, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-85566-245-2. Reviewed in: Hispanic Research Journal 4 (2015): 372-373.
  • Teresa Huguet-Termes, Jon Arrizabalaga, and Harold J. Cook, eds. Health and Medicine in Hapsburg Spain: Agents, Practices, Representations. Medical History, Supplement No. 29. London: The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2009. Reviewed in: Dynamis 1 (2014): 216-220.
  • Folger, Robert. Writing as Poaching: Interpellation and Self-Fashioning in Colonial relaciones de méritos y servicios. The Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, 44. Leiden:  Brill, 2011. Reviewed in: The Medieval Review.
  • Bermudo del Pino, Rafael. Un Dios presente en la naturaleza. Estudio sobre teología y filosofía en la obra de Miguel Servet. Zaragoza: Institución "Fernando el Católico", 2011. Reviewed in: Renaissance and Reformation.