Credentials: Associate Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington
Patrícia Amaral is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish of Portuguese at Indiana University. After obtaining her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 2007, she held appointments at Stanford University, the University of Liverpool (UK) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current research focuses on syntactic and semantic change in Portuguese and Spanish, and she has also published in the fields of Romance linguistics, semantics, experimental pragmatics, and language contact. She is the co-editor of Portuguese/Spanish Interfaces. Diachrony, synchrony, and contact (with Ana Maria Carvalho, published by John Benjamins, 2014).
Credentials: Associate Professor of Global Diaspora Studies, Michigan State University
Yomaira C. Figueroa-Vásquez is an Afro-Puerto Rican writer, teacher, and scholar. She is Associate Professor of Afro-Diaspora Studies at Michigan State University and the author of Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature. Her published work can be found in Hypatia, Decolonization, CENTRO Journal, Small Axe, Frontiers Journal, Hispanofilia, Contemporânea, and SX Salon. She is a founder of the MSU Womxn of Color Initiative, #ProyectoPalabrasPR and the digital/material project Taller Electric Marronage.
Credentials: Professor of Early Modern Spanish Literature, University of Michigan
Enrique García Santo-Tomás is the Frank P. Casa Collegiate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a former Senior Fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows (2011-2015) and a fellow at Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities (2019).
He is the author of La creación del ‘Fénix’: recepción crítica y formación canónica del teatro de Lope de Vega (2000), recipient of the ‘Premio Moratín de Ensayo a la Investigación Teatral’ (2001); Espacio urbano y creación literaria en el Madrid de Felipe IV (2004), winner of the ‘Premio Villa de Madrid / Premio de Investigación Municipal Antonio Maura’ (2005); Modernidad bajo sospecha: Salas Barbadillo y la cultura material del siglo XVII (2008); La musa refractada: literatura y óptica en la España del Barroco (2014, 2015), which came out in English with the University of Chicago Press as The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain (2017); and Signos vitales: procreación e imagen en la narrativa áurea (2020). His new book, forthcoming in 2022, is titled María de Zayas y la imaginación crítica.
He is the editor of El teatro del Siglo de Oro ante los espacios de la crítica: encuentros y revisiones (2002), Cervantismos americanos (2005), Espacios domésticos en la literatura áurea (2006), Materia crítica: formas de ocio y de consumo en la cultura áurea (2009), and Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain (2019). He is co-editor of Hacia la tragedia áurea: lecturas para un nuevo milenio (2008), of a special cluster in the journal eHumanista titled Nocturnalia (2012), and of Atardece el barroco: ficción experimental en la España de Carlos II (2021).
He has prepared critical editions of Lope de Vega’s Las bizarrías de Belisa (2004) and Arte nuevo de hacer comedias (2006; 10th edition, 2021); Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo’s La hija de Celestina (2008) and Don Diego de noche (2013); Tirso de Molina’s Don Gil de las calzas verdes (2009; 11th edition, 2021) and Amar por arte mayor (2015); and of Francisco Santos’ Día y noche de Madrid (2017). He is currently at work on two new editions: María de Zayas’s La traición en la amistad (Cátedra), and Salas Barbadillo’s El cortesano descortés (Sial / Universidad de Córdoba).
He is the recipient of a Fundación Juan March Manuscript Award (2000), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), and of the 46th ‘William Riley Parker Prize for an Outstanding Article in PMLA’ (2009), among other honors. He has done advisory work for the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Royal Shakespeare Company and serves on the editorial boards of a dozen journals and university presses.
He holds a Ph.D. from Brown University (1998) and a B.A. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1992). He has taught at the University of Michigan since 1999. He has also taught at Brown, Middlebury College, and Queen’s University.