Dr. Monica Leoni
Chair, Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Waterloo
Dr. Monica Leoni is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Waterloo. She received her PhD, with a specialization in Early Modern Theatre, from the University of Toronto in 1998, and joined the ranks of faculty at UW in the same year.
In 2008 Monica received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Waterloo, as well as the OUSA (Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance) Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Leoni’s research has considered the role of humour on the stage and beyond, and she also addresses the important methodological and conceptual issues surrounding the lives, works, and representations of women in the literature of Early Modern Spain. Of particular interest is how women articulated their relationship to power, and how the female writers of the time dared to claim a right to participate in the discourse of the period.
|Spain’s Alhambra Palace: If these walls could talk.
|October 16, 2014