Profiles

Alison Weber

Professor
New Cabell Hall 429

 

Alison Weber is Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia. Her main areas of research are gender and mysticism, female monasticism, and relations between Christians and Judeo-conversos in early modern Spain. Weber is the author of Teresa de Avila and the Rhetoric of Femininity (Princeton, 1990) and the editor of three volumes: For the Hour of Recreation by María de San José (Chicago, 2002), Approaches to Teaching Teresa of Avila and the Spanish Mystics (Modern Language Association of America, 2009), and Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World (Routledge, 2016). Representative essays include “Literature by Women Religious in Early Modern Catholic Europe and the New World,” in Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate, 2013),  “Gender and Mysticism,” in The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and “‘Golden Age’ or ‘Early Modern’”: What’s in a Name?” PMLA 126:1 (2011): 225-232. She offers a course on Sephardic Jews, Conversos, and the Sephardic Diaspora and is currently working on a monograph on eucharistic devotion and its relation to anti-Judaism in early modern Spain.