Allyson M. Poska, Professor of History, earned a Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. (1986) in history from Brown University, after receiving a B.A. (1985) in international studies from Johns Hopkins University.
She is the author of four books: Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire (New Mexico, 2016); Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia (Oxford, 2005), winner of the 2006 Roland H. Bainton Prize for best book in early modern history; Women and Gender in the Western Past (co-authored with Katherine French, Houghton-Mifflin, 2006), and Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain (Brill, 1998).
She also is the co-editor of The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate, 2013). Her work has been funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2000), the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (2004), an ACLS/NEH/SSRC International and Area Studies Fellowship (2007), and the John Carter Brown Library (2011). She has served on the executive council of the Sixteenth Century Society, the executive board of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, and as President of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.
For more information, go to http://allysonmposka.com.
Allyson Poska in the News
- Poska Wins Research Grants For Book ProjectProfessor of History Allyson M. Poska has been awarded three research grants for her new book project Contested Equality: Smallpox Vaccination in the Spanish Empire (1803-1810). The grants include: a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society and a Council of American Overseas Research Centers’ National Endowment for the Humanities Senior... Read more »
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- Poska Publishes New BookAllyson Poska, professor of history and program chair of Women's and Gender Studies, has published a new book, Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire (University of New Mexico Press, 2016). A preview of the book can be found here. [...] The post Poska Publishes New Book appeared first... Read more »