Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

Margaret Boyle's teaching and research spans the literature and culture of early modern Spain and colonial Latin America, as well as feminist, gender and sexuality studies. She is the author of Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence and Punishment in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and co-editor of the forthcoming Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective (University of Toronto). Her primary interests include early modern women's literary and cultural history, comedia history and performance, and health humanities.

Professor Boyle is an advocate for diversity and accessibility in K-12 and higher education. She is a scholar-partner for UCLA's Diversifying the Classics Initiative and was a convening member of Bowdoin's Accessibility Task Force. She is also the director of Multilingual Mainers, a partnership with the Brunswick School Department funded by the Whiting Foundation's Public Engagement Program. Bowdoin students are paired with elementary classrooms to provide age-appropriate tools to combat xenophobia, racism and intolerance through engagement with languages other than English.  

Margaret E. Boyle


  • PhD, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Emory University
  • Graduate Certificate, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Emory University
  • MA, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Emory University
  • BA, Department of Spanish, Reed College