• Website:

  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor
  • Concentration:

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

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • PhD, Brandeis Univeristy
    • BA, Earlham College
  • Curriculum Vitae:


About my teaching:

What's new:

  • Review: Jorge García López and Enrique García Santo-Tomás, editors. Atardece el barroco. Ficción experimental en la España de Carlos II (1665-1700). Albores de un tiempo nuevo 2. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert. 2021. Modern Language Review. 118.2 (2023): 266-267.
  • Review: Ruth MacKay. Life in a Time of Pestilence: The Great Castilian Plague of 1596–1601., The American Historical Review, Volume 127, Issue 4, December 2022, Pages 1941–1942,
  • “Queer cambalaches in El rufián dichoso.” Drawing the Curtain: Cervantes’s Theatrical Revelations. Ed. Esther Fernández and Adrienne L. Martín.  University of Toronto, 2022. 42-71.
  • “The Politics of The Origins of Maize: Spanish Naturalism, World Cuisine, and Epidemic Disease.” The Gastronomical Arts in Spain: Food and Etiquette.  Ed. Frederick de Armas and James Mandrell. University of Toronto Press, 2022. 69-94.

Articles submitted or in press:

  • “Branding, Bondage, and Lope’s Typeface.” Submitted to Bulletin of the Comediantes.
  • “Alchemy and Medicine in Early Modern Iberia.” With Miguel López Pérez. Forthcoming in: Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World.

Selected articles and book chapters:

Web Publications:

Selected Reviews:

  • Folke Gernert. Lecturas del cuerpo. Fisiognomía y literatura en la España áurea. Universidad de Salamanca, 2018. 571 pp. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 55. 2 (2021): 482-484. org/10.1353/rvs.2021.0035
  • Fernando Serrano Larráyoz. Graduados en Medicina por la Universidad de Irache (1613–1769). Navarra: Pamiela argitaletxea, 2019. With Paula Plastić. Hispanic Research Journal 3 (2020): 342-3.
  • Juan Pimentel. Fantasmas de la ciencia española.  Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2020.  Centaurus (2021): 436-438.
  • 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