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I am second-year DPhil student, funded by the Lincoln College Kingsgate Doctoral Scholarship in collaboration with Modern Languages. I completed my BA in Modern Languages (Spanish) and MSt in Medieval and Modern Languages at St Anne's College, Oxford. My research interests lie in medieval and early modern Iberian and Spanish American religious women's writing, with a specific focus on feminist readings. My DPhil thesis looks at the development of proto-feminist depictions of the Virgin Mary in five female writers from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century: Constanza de Castilla (d.1478), Isabel de Villena (1430-1490), Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534), María de Jesús de Ágreda (1602-1665) and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695). My project seeks to build a picture of Mary as an exemplary model utilised by these women to legitimise both their religious and secular intellectual activities, and therefore a powerful figure of female agency within their writing. I likewise am interested in queer readings of pre-modern texts, especially when within the sphere of religious writing. 

I co-run the Medieval Women's Writing Research Group funded by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Critical-Thinking Communities fund (website, X account) with Marlene Schilling, with a hope to bring together those working on pre-modern women's writing in other faculties and sub-faculties at Oxford and beyond.