Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Dale Shuger

Assistant Professor- Spanish & Portuguese


  • B.A., Harvard University, Romance Languages, 2001
  • Ph.D., New York University, Spanish & Portuguese, 2008

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2013-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Columbia University, 2008-2012

Related Experience

  • School of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee Member, 2016-
  • Director, Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2014-2017
  • Undergraduate Advisor for Spanish Majors, Tulane University, 2013-


  • COR International Travel Fund Grants, 2017
  • Stone Center Faculty Travel Grant, 2015
  • Lurcy Award for Summer Research, 2015
  • Young Mellon Scholar, 2015-2020
  • MacDonald Junior Faculty Summer Grant, 2009
  • MacCracken Fellowship, 2001-2006


  • Spanish

Research & Teaching Specializations Early modern Spanish literature, Inquisition and legal history in Spain and colonial Latin America

Selected Publications

  • In Progress. God Made Word: An Archeology of Mystic Discourse in Early Modern Spain.
  • 2016. “Tres Tristes Teresas.” MLN 131(2): 378-397.
  • 2015.“Interrogating the Ineffable: The Language of Mysticism and the Language of Law”, Renaissance Quarterly 68(3): 932-956.
  • 2013. “A Curious Relación: Event and Account of the Auto de fe.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 90(4).
  • 2012. Don Quixote in the Archives: Madness in Life and Literature in Early Modern Spain. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture.
  • 2011. “Beyond Allegory: Meanings of Madness in Early Modern Spain.” In Diseases of the Imagination. Ed. Yasmin Haskell.
  • 2009. “Madness on Trial.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 10(3): 277-297.

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in the Last 2 Years Pre-20th Century Readings in Spanish; The Spanish Inquisition; Literature of the Golden Age; Early Modern Spanish Mysticism; Spanish Cultural Studies (Early Modern Popular Culture); Spanish Golden Age Prose: La escritura del yo

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years 2

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