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Elizabeth S. Lagresa-González

Elizabeth S. Lagresa-González

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

116a Willard

Education:

  1. Ph.D., Harvard University
  2. M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
  3. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

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 from UCLA and UCSB, respectively. Her main area of specialization is early modern literature and culture, which she addresses at the intersection of gender, visual and material studies. In addition to peer-reviewed articles published on topics ranging from masculine women to representations of power in the comedia, she has co-authored book chapters on collaborative approaches to the Digital Humanities (Utah University Press), Catalina de Erauso (forthcoming), 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. Dr. Lagresa-González has taught at UCSB, Harvard and Penn State, and is a recipient of the Harvard Teaching Prize (2017) awarded for excellence in teaching. She has served as a Fellow of Harvard’s Center for Renaissance Study, Villa Itatti (Florence), and Postdoctoral Fellow of the Dahlem Humanities Center at Freie Universitaet (Berlin). 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.