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Elizabeth Lagresa-González

Elizabeth Lagresa-González

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

116a Willard

Biography:

Before obtaining her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University, Elizabeth S. Lagresa-González received a B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature, with concentrations in Spanish, English, and Italian early modern literatures, from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Santa Barbara, respectively. Her main area of specialization is early modern literature and culture, which she addresses through its intersection with gender, visual and material studies. In addition to presentations at various national conferences (RSA, ACLA, NeMLA, DH, etc.), Elizabeth S. Lagresa-González has published peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from masculine women, to the construction of the Spanish Black legend, and representations of power in early modern theater. Moreover, she has co-authored a book chapter on collaborative approaches to the Digital Humanities (Utah University Press), as well as a critical edition and English translation of Bernat Metge’s Lo Somni / The Dream (John Benjamins), one of the first Humanist texts of the Iberian Peninsula. Her future monograph, tentatively titled, From Renegades to Cannibals: Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters, continues to build on her doctoral work by expanding on her interest on the transplantation of objects and subjects across national and disciplinary borders.