Instructional Faculty


Associate Professor


  • BA Pomona College (Foreign Literature)
  • MA University of California, Berkeley (Spanish Literature)
  • PhD Harvard University (Spanish Literature)
Gabriela has focused her career on the examination of the portrayal of gender, sexuality, relationships, and violence present in Spanish literature. Currently, she serves as an associate professor at Regis University, where she teaches courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture. Her research examines sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature. She earned her Ph.D in Spanish Literature at Harvard University and her M.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has held fellowships from Harvard, David Rockefeller Center for Latin America, Mellon Foundation, and the Spanish Ministry of Education.
  • PSK610 Bridging & Negotiating Differences
  • Menosprecio de corte y alabanza de aldea. Translation and edition of a seminal work by Antonio de Guevara (1481-1545). In progress.
  • Staging Marriage in Early Modern Spain. Bucknell University Press, 2011. The manuscript focuses on conduct manuals and their role in codifying courtship and matrimony. Staging Marriage draws a link between the didacticism of these controversial treatises and the complex ways in which they were integrated or challenged in some of the most important plays of early modern Spain.
  • “‘Burlas en tiempo de tantas veras’: Humor and Violence in Lope’s Los melindres de Belisa.” Bulletin of the Comediantes. 2015.
  • “The Song of History in Calderón’s El médico de su honra.” Bulletin of the Comediantes. January, 2008.
  • “Beastly Men and Humane Dogs in Cervantes’ El coloquio de los perros.” Lucero: Journal of Spanish and Portuguese, Spring, 1991.

Book Reviews:
  • Review of Hillaire Kallendorf's Sins of the Fathers. Moral Economies in Early Modern Spain (U of Toronto P, 2013) for the journal Renaissance Quarterly. Winter, 2014.
  • Review of Roland Greene’s Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes (U of Chicago P, 2013) for journal Comparative Drama. Fall, 2014.

Conferences / Talks:
  • Staging Difference in Spain and Italy. Chaired session. Renaissance Society of America. Boston, April 2016.
  • Altisidora’s Vision of the Book in Don Quijote. Don Quixote in the American West: A Fourth- Centenary Celebration (1615-2015). University of Colorado, Denver and University of Wyoming. April 2015.
  • Facing and Defacing the Morisco in the Spanish Comedia. Modern Language Association. Chicago, 2014
  • “Burlas en tiempo de tantas veras”: Violence and Humor in Lope de Vega’s Los melindres de Belisa. Association for Classical Hispanic Theater. El Paso, Texas. March 2013
  • How to Behave Like a Widow According to Juan Luis Vives and Lope de Vega. Harvard University. Guest speaker for Professor Gaylord’s seminar on early modern Spanish drama. Cambridge, April 2011.
  • The Steward of the Duchess of Amalfi. Revelation Readings. Red Bull Theater, New York. Led discussion and wrote program notes for a live performance of Lope de Vega’s El mayordomo de la Duquesa de Amalfi. March 15, 2010.
  • Fussy Ladies in Lope de Vega’s Los melindres de Belisa. American Society for Theatre Research. Puerto Rico. November 2009.
  • Del matrimonio a la violencia: El médico de su honra. XV Coloquio anglogermano sobre Calderón. Wroclaw, Poland. July 2008.
  • Speaking of Love and Marriage in the Classroom. Panel titled “New Approaches to Plays from the Spanish Golden Age.” American Society for Theatre Research. Boston. November 2008.
  • The End of Marriage in Lope’s La viuda valenciana. Association for Classical Hispanic Theater. El Paso, Texas. March 2008.
  • Widow’s Honor. Panel titled “El honor medieval: análisis intra e inter-cultural del discurso y la creación de una identidad nacional.” American Association of Comparative Literature. Puebla, Mexico University. April 2007.
  • Sacred and Secular Books in Don Quijote. Panel titled “Books and the Human.” American Association of Comparative Literature. Princeton University. March 2006.
  • “By this bond two only are united”: Cervantes and the Sacrament of Marriage. Don Quijote: The First 400 years. Hofstra University. November, 2004.
  • Rereading the Spanish Comedia: Historical and Theoretical Approaches. Renaissance Society of America. New York. March, 2004.
  • The Song of History: The Ballad in El médico de su honra. Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. Boston University. October 2003.