We initiated the book within a US academic context, and the rising consumer consciousness around “wellness” products and marketing.
Margaret Boyle is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Director of Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies at Bowdoin College. Boyle's teaching and research spans the literature and culture of early modern Spain and colonial Latin America, through feminist studies. She is the author of Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence and Punishment in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and co-editor with Sarah Owens of Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective (University of Toronto, 2021). Her primary interests include early modern women's literary and cultural history, comedia history and performance, and health humanities. In 2020, she was a Fulbright Senior U.S. Scholar to Spain, in residence at the Instituto López Piñero in Valéncia. Boyle directs Multilingual Mainers, an elementary world languages and cultures program providing age-appropriate tools to combat xenophobia, racism and intolerance through engagement with languages other than English.