Margaret Boyle

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Bowdoin College
Chapter Member: Maine SSN

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About Margaret

Boyle's teaching and research spans the literature and culture of early modern Spain and colonial Latin America, as well as gender and sexuality studies. Boyle is an advocate for diversity and accessibility in K-12 and higher education. Boyle was a convening member of Bowdoin's Accessibility Task Force, and inaugurated the college's annual lecture series on disability. Boyle is also the director of Multilingual Mainers, an elementary world languages and cultures program for Maine public school students.



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"Whose Spanish Anyway," Margaret Boyle, Literature in Translation , Public Books, May 18, 2020.
Margaret Boyle quoted on giving attention to deserving forgotten female figures in history and why they are inspirational, "We Asked 10 Female Historians Which Women From History They Think Are Unfairly Overlooked" Bustle, March 14, 2019.
"How To Cook and Cure: Early Modern Recetas," Margaret Boyle, Medicine, Nursing Clio, May 17, 2018.


Multilingual Mainers.

Through the study of world languages and cultures, this elementary curriculum promotes critical-thinking skills and provides age-appropriate tools to combat xenophobia, racism and intolerance.

Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World (edited with Sarah Owens) (University of Toronto Press, Forthcoming).

Recognizes the variety of health experiences across geographical borders and the ways these experiences change over time. Interrogates the concepts of “health” and “healing” from a gendered perspective within the early modern Iberian world. 

Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2014).

Explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage.