Love Letters: Ordinary Women, Civil Law and Writing during Spanish Enlightenment

Bianca Premo is an associate professor of Latin American history at Florida International University. She is the author of Children of the Father King: Youth, Authority and Legal Minority in Colonial Lima, and her most recent work includes The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire. In addition, she has written over a dozen articles and book chapters on colonial Spanish America, appearing in journals such as The Hispanic American Historical Review, Slavery and Abolition, and The William and Mary Quarterly. She will be presenting her lecture, “Love Letters: Ordinary Women, Civil Law and Writing during Spanish Enlightenment,” on Monday, October 9th, 2017, at 4:30 PM in Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center. There will be a public reception to follow.