Last May I had the opportunity to conduct archival research in Arequipa, Peru. I went in search of fodder for my new research project on health and healing in colonial Latin American convents. I was not disappointed because not only did I find a bundle of fascinating documents, but I also got to ramble the… Read more →
Sarah E. Owens
Sarah E. Owens is Professor of Spanish and Director of the First Year Experience at the College of Charleston. Her research focuses on religious women of colonial Latin America and early modern Spain. She recently published a book, Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire (University of New Mexico Press, 2017). She is currently co-editing a volume with Margaret Boyle, tentatively titled, Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective.