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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 Fashion

Associate Professor of Early Modern European Art

Professor Amanda Wunder’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the art and culture of early modern Europe with a specialization in Baroque Spain. Her interests include fashion and gender, religion and urban life, cities and courts, books and prints, material culture, and artistic communities. Her book Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017) explores the great multimedia collaborations—religious architecture and altarpieces, ephemeral art and festivals, painting and polychrome sculpture, textiles and decorative arts—that transformed seventeenth-century Seville into a Baroque city. She has published extensively on early modern Spanish fashion and is currently working on a book about fashion at the court of Philip IV. See here for a description of her work on this project during a fellowship at the Bard Graduate Center in the fall of 2017.

Amanda Wunder is Associate Professor of early modern European history at Lehman College and is also on the Graduate Center’s doctoral faculty in History and Renaissance Studies. She has been a Fulbright scholar in Spain (1999-2000) and a senior fellow in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2005-2006); her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Renaissance Society of America, among others. She joins the editorial board of Renaissance Quarterly in January 2019.

Select Publications:

Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017).

“Murillo’s Seville/La Sevilla de Murillo,” Prologue to Cartografía Murillesca: Los Pasos Contados, ed. Lidia Beltrán Martínez and Fernando Quiles García (Seville: Universidad Pablo de Olavide, 2017), 6-25.

“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, ed. Evelyn Welch (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 111-33.

“Women’s Fashions and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Spain: The Rise and Fall of the Guardainfante,” Renaissance Quarterly 68:1 (March 2015): 133-86.

“Fashion and Urban Views in Seventeenth-Century Madrid,” with Laura R. Bass, in Spanish Fashion at the Courts of Early Modern Europe, ed. José Luis Colomer and Amalia Descalzo (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2014), 1: 363-84.

“Dress (Spain),” in Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque, ed. Evonne Levy and Kenneth Mills (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013), 106-10.

“Veiled Ladies of the Early Modern Spanish World: Seduction and Scandal in Seville, Madrid, and Lima,” with Laura R. Bass, The Hispanic Review 77:1 (2009): 97-146.

Faculty photo by​ Maria Baranova