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Amanda Wunder

Amanda Wunder

Assistant Professor, Lehman College History Department

My scholarship investigates the cultural history of early modern Spain in the fields of art history, urban history, religion, and material culture. I focus on the imperial period from 1492 to 1700, and my major research projects explore the transformations of Spanish society and culture, especially material and artistic culture, alongside the rise and fall of Spain’s international empire. I am especially interested in the ways that Spanish people interpreted the impact of the imperial project on their own society and in their reactions to the cultural and social changes that they witnessed in their cities, gender relations, and social hierarchies.   Paper in the Hispanic Review (2009) on “The Veiled Ladies of the Early Modern Spanish World: Seduction and Scandal in Seville, Madrid, and Lima.”