Encarnación Juárez-Almendros is an Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Her research interest includes early-modern Spanish literature, autobiographical and picaresque prose, women writings, cultural clothing, medical discourses, and aging and feminist disability studies. She has published Italia en la vida y obra de Quevedo (1990); El cuerpo vestido y la construcción de la identidad en las narrativas autobiográficas del Siglo de Oro (2006), and edited a special section on Disability in the Hispanic World for the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 17 (2013). She is presently working on a book length project entitled Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature: Aging Women, Prostitutes and Saints where she examines the creation, representation and testimony of women disability in early modern Spanish discourses.
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