Professor of Spanish
Curriculum Vitae

Mirzam Cristina Pérez

Offices, Departments, or Centers: Education Studies , Spanish , Digital Studies , European Studies ,

Professor Pérez hails from San Pedro Sula, Honduras via New Orleans, La. She loves introducing students to early modern texts and integrating digital humanities assignments in her courses. In her free time Professor Pérez paints and spends time with her family. She is proud to call Grinnell College home since 2009.

Education and Degrees

PhD in Spanish Literature- Tulane University 2009

Selected Publications


The Comedia of Virginity: Mary and the Politics of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Theater. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2012.

Book Chapters

Integración de herramientas digitales en la enseñanza de la literatura española” Silvia Arroyo and Karina Zelaya (eds.) Displacement in Language, Literature, and Culture. CMLL Symposium Mississippi State University 2016. Volume of Selected Proceedings. Benalmádena, Málaga, España, 2018

Fomentando la identidad institucional dominicana en tres relaciones de fiestas para la beatificación de Santa Rosa de Lima.” In Viajes y ciudades míticas Alvaro Bararbar and  Martina Vinatea Eds. Pamplona, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad deNavarra, 2015. Colección BIADIG, 31/Publicaciones Digitales del GRISO

“Buscando la procesión: polarización y controversia en mapas inspirados por una relación de fiestas de la Universidad de Salamanca (1618)” In Teatro y fiesta popular y religiosa Mariela Insúa and Martina Vinatea Eds. Pamplona, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra, 2013. Colección BIADIG (Biblioteca Áurea Digital), 20 / Publicaciones Digitales del GRISO

Journal Articles

“Undergraduate Research, Student-Student Mentoring, and Student-Faculty Collaboration in a DH-Intensive Seminar on Early Modern Spanish Cities” Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. 43.1 (2018)

“Ambivalence in Racial and Urban Discourse in Vida y Virtudes de la Venerable Madre Francisca María del Niño Jesús (1723)” Hispanic Studies Review - Vol. 2, No. 2 (2017): 196-207.

“Teaching Mesoamerican Indigenous Codices: Early Modern Visual Culture in the Liberal Arts Language Classroom” Journal of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages ADFL. 43.2 (2015).

“From the Street to the Stage: Performing Faith in the Virgin’s Immaculacy at the University of Salamanca” Bulletin of the Comediantes. 64.1(2012).

“In the Gilded Cage: Chocolate and Widowhood in Calderón de la Barca’s El pésame de la viuda” GESTOS: Revista de teoría y práctica del teatro hispánico. 26.5. (2011): 57-92.


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