Karen Stolley

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.”

Leche and Lagar­tijas — Stolley

Published on November 10, 2021
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.