Hispanic Studies alumna Katie Brown (’13) recently published an article on orality and performativity in the 14th-century Libro de buen amor by Juan Ruiz, Archpriest of Hita. The article appears in the latest issue of the e-journal eHumanista. Journal of Iberian Studies: “La voz performativa y el voluntarismo en el Libro de buen amor“. eHumanista 28 (2014): 748-58. Katie is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University.
During her years at the College, Katie was a Monroe Scholar who travelled to Cusco to study Quechua and carry out research on the political issues surrounding the Academia Mayor de la Lengua Quechua. She also studied abroad in Seville, and wrote an Honors Thesis on the use of science as a political tool to justify the subordination of the indigenous people in the Andes in the early modern Spanish empire: “Imaginando el derecho “natural” en el imperio español: apropiaciones del discurso científico y la posesión de los Andes en la historiografía colonial.” She was also awarded the J. Worth Banner Award in Hispanic Studies.