CMLL Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities
|Individual Faculty Research Profile—Sara Guengerich, Ph.D.
Spanish American Colonial Literature, with emphasis in the
Andean region, Colonial Spanish American History, Cultural
and Gender Studies, Medieval/Golden Age Literature.
Her current research analyzes indigenous Andean women's
textual representations in Spanish, mestizo and Amerindian
chronicles as discursive depictions that respond to changing social and political circumstances rather than as sources of unmediated historical data or as part of a uniformly patriarchal code of representation. She compares these discursive depictions to the divergent representations of women's agency and the construction of gender in notarial documents, criminal records, and civil proceedings drawing primarily in concepts and methodological tools from Raymond Williams, Foucault and Joan W. Scott.
- “Paula de Eguiluz: The Witchcraft Trials of a Black Woman in Colonial Cartagena de Indias.” Afro-Latino Voices: Documentary Narratives from the Early Modern Iberian World , ed. Kathryn McKnight and Leo Garofalo. Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company (forthcoming 2009).
- “Bolivia and Its Importance to U.S. Latino Folklore.” Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore , ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek. Connecticut: Greenwood Press (forthcoming 2009).