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

Margaret E. Boyle's teaching and research spans the languages, literature and cultures of early modern Spain and colonial Latin America. 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 Press, 2021). Her primary interests include Hispanic women's literary and cultural history, comedia history and performance, and health humanities, including medical, spiritual and food cultures. Her newest book is Sabor Judío: The Jewish Mexican Cookbook (with Ilan Stavans, University of North Carolina Press, 2024).

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