Lisa Voigt

Lisa Voigt joins Yale as Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She previously taught at the University of Chicago and Ohio State University. A specialist in colonial Latin American literature and culture, she is the author of Spectacular Wealth: The Festivals of Colonial South American Mining Towns (University of Texas Press, 2016) and Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic: Circulations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian and English Imperial Worlds (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture/University of North Carolina Press, 2009), which won the Modern Language Association’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in the field of Latin American and Spanish literature and cultures. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mellon Foundation, Fulbright, and most recently an ACLS Collaborative Fellowship for a coauthored book on recycled and copied illustrations of the non-European world in early modern European travel accounts. She is also working on several publications emerging from her involvement in Public Rituals in the Portuguese Empire (2018-2022), including a monograph on the representation and participation of Africans and Amerindians in early modern Portuguese festivals. She is the Special Issues Editor of Colonial Latin American Review.