Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Director of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies Program

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 Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective (University of Toronto, 2021). Her primary interests include early modern women's literary and cultural history, comedia history and performance, and health humanities.

Professor Boyle is the director of Multilingual Mainersan elementary world languages and cultures program providing age-appropriate tools to combat xenophobia, racism and intolerance through engagement with languages other than English. She has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Whiting Foundation for work in cultural and international exchange. She is a scholar-partner for UCLA's Diversifying the Classics Initiative . 

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  • 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