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Amanda Wunder
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Department of History, Princeton University, 2002
Research Interests: 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Art; Early Modern European Textiles and Fashion

Assistant 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 book manuscript, “Worldly Glory: Artists, Aristocrats, and the Construction of Golden-Age Seville,” explores artistic and social transformations in Spain’s Atlantic port city from 1503 to 1717. Her current book project, “The Spanish Style: The Politics of Extreme Fashion in an Age of Empire, 1492-1700,” focuses on textiles, tailoring, and the meaning of clothes in Imperial Spain; this research is being supported by PSC-CUNY research grants and by a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2012).

Published Articles:

“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.

Forthcoming Articles:

“Spanish Dress,” in the Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque, ed. Kenneth Mills and Evonne Levy (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2013).

“Stage—Street—Canvas: Theaters of Fashion in Golden-Age Spain,” with Laura R. Bass, in Vestir a la española, ed. José Luis Colomer and Amalia Descalzo (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica).