Dean Lisa Vollendorf

Dean Lisa Vollendorf

Dean Lisa Vollendorf’s research focuses on early modern Spain and colonial Latin America, with a concentration on women’s cultural and intellectual history. Her recent work has turned to women’s lives in the Ibero-American Atlantic during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Dr. Vollendorf received her BA in Spanish at Colorado State, an MA in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a PhD in Romance Languages. Her publication record is impressive:(curriculum vitae) Reclaiming the Body: María de Zayas's Early Modern Feminism, University of North Carolina Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina Press, July 2001; The Lives of Women: A New History of Inquisitional Spain, Vanderbilt University Press, 2005; Literatura y feminismo en España: s. XV - XXI. Ed. and coord., Lisa Vollendorf. Barcelona: Icaria Press, February 2006; Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World (1600-1800), Ed. Daniella Kostroun and Lisa Vollendorf. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, July 2009.

Among her many awards and grants: 2010 Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Collaborative Research Award;  2010 Research Consultant, COST European Grant on Women’s Writing, Consultant; 2009 Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation, Spain’s Ministry of Culture; 2004 Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship, MLA Women’s Caucus; 2004 Career Development Chair Research Award, Wayne State University; 2002-2003 Andrew W. Mellon Short-Term Fellowship, The Huntington Library; 2002 Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, Wayne State University; 2001 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University; 2000-2001 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA, W.A. Clark Memorial Library;1999-2000 Monticello College Foundation Fellowship, The Newberry Library.

Dr. Vollendorf spoke to the faculty and staff of the College of Humanities and the Arts at the opening of the Fall, 2012 academic year. Here is a PDF of that Address. Click here to view a PowerPoint showing outstanding College milestones.

Message from the Dean

The College of Humanities and the Arts at San José State University is the heart and soul of the university. We offer high-quality, hands-on programs in humanities and the arts that prepare students to be lifelong learners and skilled critical thinkers. Active in their respective fields, our faculty bring extensive knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the classroom. Across the numerous disciplines that comprise our diverse college, we share a commitment to creativity and equity that undergirds our quest for educational excellence.