Professor Sanjuán Pastor received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2011. She also holds an M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She earned a B.A. in Translation and Interpreting (English, German, Spanish, Catalan) from the University of Alicante, Spain, and worked as a professional translator in Berlin, Germany, for several years. Her research and teaching interests focus on medieval and early modern Spanish literature and culture. Her first book project, Carta Blanca: Representation of Self in Sixteenth-Century Epistolary Fictions, investigates the emergence of an early modern autobiographical voice and the changing relation between public authority and private experience in the works of Garcilaso de la Vega, Teresa of Avila and Antonio de Guevara. Other interests include race, religion, and national formation, literature and empire, gender, subjectivity and authorship, poetry and poetics, and translation studies.
Her work has appeared in the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies and she has presented papers at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America and the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. She has received funding from Princeton University’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).