Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Ph.D. University of Toronto (2004)
M.A. University of Western Ontario (1994)
B.A. (Honours), University of Western Ontario (1991)
• Cultural identity in early modern Spain and colonial Latin America; mestizos and racialization discourses in early colonial Peru.
• Early modern book history in Spain and Spanish America; relationship of state bureaucracy and cultural production; literary censorship
Selected Recent Publications
“Andean Activism and the Reformulation of Mestizo Agency and Identity in Early Colonial Peru.” Colonial Latin American Review 21.2 (2012): 209-237.
Pícaro and Cortesano: Identity and the Forms of Capital in Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Narrative and Courtesy Literature. Lewisburg, PA.: Bucknell University Press, 2011. 170 pp.
“From Monster to Deviant: European Conceptions of New World Peoples in Early Colonial
“Market, Audience and the Fortunes and Adversities of Lazarillo de Tormes, castigado (1573).” Hispanic Review 79.2 (2011): 189-211.
“Court, Market and the Fashioning of the Galateo español.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 87.8 (2010): 921-938.
“A Taste for Symbolic Wealth: Gusto and Cultural Capital in Baltasar Gracián.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 32.2 (2008): 315-331.
Selected Recent Conference Papers
“Censorship, the Censor, and Bartolomé de Torres Naharro’s Propalladia (1573).” Paper presented at the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama Division, Annual Convention of the Modern Languages Association, Boston, MA, 3-6 January, 2013.
“The 1599 Lazarillo and the Cultural and Textual History of Lazarillo de Tormes.” Annual Convention of the Modern Languages Association, Seattle, WA, 5-8 January, 2012.
Ruan, Felipe E. and Andre Basson, “Fashioning a Hyper Pious Colonial Subject: Peruvian Mestizos' Appeal to Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585).” The December 2011 HRI Symposium, Brock University, December, 2011.
“La rearticulación de la identidad y agencia mestizas en el Perú colonial del siglo XVI.” Presented at II jornadas de cultura, lengua y literatura coloniales, Centro de Estudios Coloniales Iberoamericanos/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, October 27-29, 2011.
“Galateo español: A Courtesy Manual in Spain and Spanish America.” Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Canada, March 24-27 2011.
“Court, Market, and the Fashioning of the Galateo español.” Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy, April 8-10, 2010.
“Moriscos and Mestizos: Mapping Intermediate Identities in the Early Modern Hispanic World.” Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, April 3-5, 2008.
Selected courses taught at Brock University
• SPAN 1F00 Introductory Spanish
• MARS 1F90 Medieval and Renaissance Civilizations
• SPAN 1P95 Conquest and Colonization
• SPAN 2P20 Analysis and Approaches to Literary Texts
• SPAN 3P97 Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
• SPAN 3P98 Contemporary Chronicle & Testimonial Writing
• SPAN 3Q90 Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
• SPAN 4P15 Imagining Identity in the Early Modern Hispanic World