Dear readers, for those of you who will be in the area, the University of Texas at El Paso is hosting Dr. Allyson Poska for a public talk. She will be speaking at UTEP’s Blumberg Auditorium on April 21st, at 5PM, on the subject of personal honor in the colonial borderlands. Dr. Poska received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota, and since 1992, has taught in the Department of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is also the director of UMW’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. From her faculty bio:
Primarily a social historian, she regularly teaches upper-level courses on the histories of Spain and Latin America and frequently offers seminars dealing with gender issues. Her most recent book is Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia (2006) which won the Roland H. Bainton Prize given by the Sixteenth Century Studies Association (the early modern history professional society) to the best book in early modern history or theology.