Nuns’ music and nuns as musicians in Early Modern Spain
Early Modern women writers; women in Early Modern literature
Popular music and popular culture of Spain and Latin America
Recent Academic Activity
“Two Centuries of Nun Musicians in Spain’s Imperial City." TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 15 (2011). (online)
"Sacred Music: Convents and Monasteries", in Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque: Technologies of a Transatlantic Cultural Transfer, eds. Kenneth Mills and Evonne Levy (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).
“Nun Musicians as Teachers and Students in Early Modern Spain,” in Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, eds. Susan Forscher Weiss, Russell J Murray & Cynthia E. Cyrus (Indiana University Press, 2010).
“Music and Misgiving: Attitudes towards Nuns’ Music in Early Modern Spain,” in Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe, ed. Cordula van Wyhe (Ashgate Press, 2008).
“Class and Identity in the Cloister: Remunerated Nun Musicians in Early Modern Toledo,” 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., 3-6 January 2008.
Workshop co-facilitator, “Singing Wounds: Reading Violence in Mystical Poetry, Music, and Graphics”, and “Gendering Childhood Education in Early Modern Europe,” Attending to Early Modern Women, University of Maryland, 9-11 November 2006.
“‘Hired’ Nun Musicians in Early Modern Castile,” in Musical Voices of Early Modern Women: Many-headed Melodies, ed. Thomasin Lamay (Ashgate Press, 2005).
Grants, Honors and Academic Workshops
Various grants from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and United States Universities and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Grant from the Janet Levy Fund for Independent Scholars.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “A Literature of Their Own?Women Writing—Venice, London, Madrid, Paris—1550-1700,” Chapel Hill, NC.
Newberry Library Summer Institute in Spanish and Hispanic-American Archival Sciences (paleography), Newberry Library, Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago.
Aston Magna Academy, Rutgers University, “Cultural Cross-Currents:Spain and Latin America, ca. 1550 – 1570.”
Fulbright-Hays Grant for specialized study in sixteenth and seventeenth-century keyboard music of Spain, Portugal and Italy with Professor José Luis González Uriol, Conservatorio de Música, Saragossa, Spain.