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Kathleen Ann Myers | Faculty

Kathleen Ann Myers

Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Adjunct Professor, History

Office: Ballantine Hall 859
TEL: 855-5027
Email: myerskat indiana dot edu


Ph.D. Brown University 1986, Hispanic Studies
B.A. Ripon College 1980, History and Spanish

Selected Publications Books

The Shadow of Cortés:  From Veracruz to Mexico City (under contract, University of Arizona Press).

Fernández de Oviedo’s Chronicle of America: A New History for a New World . University of Texas Press, 2007.  324 pp.

Neither Saints nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America.  Oxford University Press, 2003, 273 pp.

A Wild Country out in the Garden: The Spiritual Journals of a Colonial Mexican Nun, in collaboration with Amanda Powell.  Indiana University Press, 1999. 421 pp.

Word from New Spain: the Spiritual Autobiography of María de San José (1656-1719).  TRAC, Liverpool University Press, 1993, 234 pp.

Selected Publications Articles

*”Aztec Dance along the Ruta de Cortés: A Search for new Ethnic Identities.” Special issue on Colonial Studies, Hispanofila, ed. Rosa Perelmuter (forthcoming).

*“Spanish Catholicism in the Post-Columbian New World (1500-1680s)” with Pablo Garcia.  Cambridge History of Religions in America.  Ed. Stephen J. Stein.  Cambridge University Press (in press). 35 pp.

*“Historical Narrative.” Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque: Technologies of a Transatlantic Cultural Transfer.  Ed.  Kenneth Mills et al.  University of Texas Press (in press). 

*“A Transatlantic Perspective: The Influence of Teresa’s Model on New World Women,” in Approaches to Teaching Literature: Teresa of Avila.  Ed. Alison Weber.  New York: The Modern Languages Association of America, 2009.  148-156.

*“Las Casas versus Oviedo: The Polemic between ‘Defender of the Indians’ and the ‘Enemy of the Indians’.”  Approaches to Teaching the Writings of Bartolomé de las Casas.  Eds.  Santa Arias and Eyda Merediz. New York: the Modern Languages Association of America, 2008. 147-158.

Exhibit Author

“In the Shadow of Cortés: From Veracruz to Mexico City,” photographs by Steve Raymer
            The Cage Gallery, University of Miami-Ohio; The Greiner Art Gallery, Hanover College; Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City; The Turman Gallery, Indiana State University;  The Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, 2009 - 2012.


Funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, Indiana University, The Lilly Foundation, Spain's Ministry for Education and Science (at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Department of Antrhopology and History of America), the Ministry for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain and the United States, and the Huntington Library.