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
- Cybersecurity Program to Boost Regional WorkforceThe University of Mary Washington will launch a new cybersecurity certification program – the only one of its kind in the Fredericksburg region – thanks to a $110,000 grant recently announced by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. The grant, supplemented by equal matching funds, enables UMW to offer a 12-week, 40-hour… Read more »
- UMW Celebrates 111th Founders Day AnniversaryToday, March 14, 2019, marks 111 years since the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation establishing the State Normal and Industrial School at Fredericksburg, now the University of Mary Washington. As UMW celebrates Founders Day – and more than a century of contributions to generations of students, the greater Fredericksburg region,… Read more »
- UMW Professors Featured on ‘With Good Reason’ RadioTwo University of Mary Washington faculty members will be featured on the With Good Reason (WGR) public radio show throughout the next two weeks. Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Laura Bylenok and Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich will share their expertise on separate episodes… Read more »
- UMW Hosts FRED – A Social Good Summit on March 22University of Mary Washington’s Center for Community Engagement and IMAGINE Social Good join forces to host FRED – A Social Good Summit on Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. The event is free and… Read more »
- UMW Receives Preservation Award for Amphitheatre RenovationThe recent restoration of the University of Mary Washington’s century-old amphitheatre has been recognized by the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI). The nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting historic downtown Fredericksburg honored UMW with the E. Boyd Graves Preservation Award of Excellence. HFFI recognized John Wiltenmuth, associate vice president for Facilities… Read more »