In my essay, “Leche and lagartijas: injecting the local into eighteenth-century Spanish American medical discourse,” I explorehow European and indigenous medical cultures that came into contact in Spain’s sixteenth- and seventeenth-century global empire continued their interactions well into the late colonial period through an ongoing negotiation of the local and the global.
Karen Stolley (Ph.D. Yale University) is Professor and DGS for Hispanic Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in colonial and eighteenth-century Spanish American and transatlantic literary and cultural studies. Author of DOMESTICATING EMPIRE: Enlightenment in Spanish America (Vanderbilt UP, 2013); recent essays have appeared in The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment, eds. Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, Mónica Bolufer Peruga and Catherine M. Jaffe (2020); Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective, eds. Sarah E. Owens and Margaret E. Boyle (2021); and Mexican Literature as World Literature, ed. Ignacio Sánchez Prado (2022). She serves on the editorial board of Dieciocho and Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment. Co-edited with Mariselle Meléndez a special issue of the Colonial Latin America Review on Latin American Enlightenments (2015); currently co-editing a collection of essays with Catherine M. Jaffe on “The Black Legend in the Eighteenth Century: National Identities under Construction.”