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John D. (Jody) Blanco teaches the literatures and cultures of early modern globalization under the Spanish Empire (Philippine, Latin American, and Asian), comparative empire studies (Spanish, British, and US) and modern Philippine, Latin American, and Asian-American literatures at the University of California, San Diego. His current research and book manuscript engage in a comparative study of missionary and indigenous collaboration and conflict in the Spiritual Conquest and frontierization of the Philippines between the 16th-18th centuries. He is the author of Frontier Constitutions: Christianity and Colonial Empire in the 19thCentury Philippines (UC Press, 2019).

Anna More is Professor in the Department of Literary Theory and Literatures at the University of Brasília, in Brazil, where she specializes in Spanish and Portuguese literatures of the colonial period. Formerly, she was Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University. She has a Ph.D in His-panic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Harvard University. She is author of Baroque Sovereignty: Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and the Creole Archive of Colonial Mexico (U Penn Press, 2013) and is editor of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works, a Norton Critical Editio n (2016). She has also co-edited two forthcoming volumes: Iberian Empires and the Roots of Globalization (Vanderbilt University Press) and Machina- Medium- Apparatus (Universidad Iberoamericana). In 2019–2020 she holds a fellowship from the Folger Institute, in Washington, D. C., where she is working on a book tentatively titled Necroeconomics: Death and Value in the Early Iberian Slave Trade.

Daniel Nemser is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Infrastructures of Race: Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2017), which won the Latin American Studies Association's Mexico Humanities Book Award in 2018.

Melissa E. Sanchez is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Core Faculty of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is co-editor of Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies: Gender, Race, and Sexuality(2016) and the author Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature (2011), Shakespeare and Queer Theory (2019), and Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition (2019).

Kathryn Vomero Santos is Assistant Professor of English at Trinity University. Her research focuses on early modern cultural histories of translation as well as the intersections among race, gender, and linguistic identity in contemporary adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare. Her current book project on early modern interpreters explores the performative practices of translating in real time between speakers of different languages in a wide range of social, cultural, commercial, political, and colonial interactions. Santos co-edited Arthur Golding's A Moral Fabletalk and Other Renaissance Fable Translations with Liza Blake for the MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translations Series (2017), and she has published essays in Philological Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, and several edited collections. With Louise Geddes and Geoffrey Way, she is co-editing Shakespeare Between Performance and Appropriation.

Elvira Vilches is Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University. Her research examines how economics, science, and culture share a universe in the writing practices of Spanish Renaissance scholars, authors, and practitioners grappling with the new economic experiences of colonial wealth and global capitalism. She is working on a second book project, a study about the production of economic knowledge and the cultural practices of capitalism. Her most recent publications explore the character and cultures of credit; shifting value systems in the Iberian Atlantic; money and public trust; the experiences of financial crisis past and present; as well as monetary practices and the spread of numeracy. She is the author of New World Gold: Monetary Disorders and Cultural Anxiety in Early Modern Spain (Chicago University Press, 2010; winner Choice List of Outstanding Books 2011). She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the John Carter Brown Library, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Molly A. Warsh is Associate Professor of History at the University of...


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