Associate Professor of 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Art; Early Modern European Textiles and Fashion
Professor Amanda Wunder’s research focuses on the art and culture of early modern Spain. She also is a professor in the History Department at Lehman College, CUNY, and has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of New Hampshire. She has been a Fulbright scholar in Spain (1999-2000) and was a senior fellow in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2005-2006). Her forthcoming book, Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis (Penn State Press, 2017), was awarded a publication subvention by the College Art Association's Millard Meiss Publication Fund. She is working on a new book, tentatively titled "The Spanish Styple: The Politics of Extreme Fashion in an Age of Empire, 1492-1700," that focuses on textiles, tailoring, and the meaning of clothes in Imperial Spain; research for this project has been supported by PSC-CUNY research grants and a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2012).
"Women's Fashions and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Spain: The Rise and Fall of the Guardainfante," Renaissance Quarterly 68:1 (March 2015): 133-186. Awarded honorable mention for the William Nelson prize for the best article published in Renaissance Quarterlyin 2015.
"Fashion and Urban Views in Seventeenth-century Madrid," with Laura R. Bass in Spanish Fashion at the Courts of Early Modern Europe, edited by José Luis Colomer and Amalia Descalzo (Centro de Estudios Europa Hipanica, 2014), 1:363-84; also published in Spanish as "Moda y vistas de Madrid en el siglo XVII," in Vestir a la española en las cortes europeas (siglos XVI y XVII).
"Dress (Spain)," 106-10 in Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque, edited by Evonne Levy and Kenneth Mills (University of Texas Press, 2013).
“Veiled Ladies of the Early Modern Spanish World: Seduction and Scandal in Seville, Madrid, and Lima,” with Laura R. Bass, The Hispanic Review 77, no. 1 (2009): 97-146.
“Classical, Christian, and Muslim Remains in Imperial Seville (1520-1635),” Journal of the History of Ideas 64 (2003): 195-212.
“Western Travelers, Eastern Antiquities, and the Image of the Turk in Early Modern Europe,” The Journal of Early Modern History 7 (2003): 89-119.
“Murillo and the Canonisation Case of San Fernando, 1649-52,” The Burlington Magazine 143 (2001): 670-75.
"Innovation and Tradition at the Court of Philip IV of Spain (1621-1665): The Invention of the 'Golilla' and the 'Guardainfante,'" in Fashioning the Early Modern: Dress, Textiles, and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800, edited by Evelyn Welch (Oxford University Press, ).
Work in Progress:
"Sumptuary Legislation in Spain, 13th-18th Centuries," in The Right to Dress: Sumptuary Legislation in a Comparative and Global Perspective, edited by Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublak.