Lisa Vollendorf, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish and Chair of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
AS-309, California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4317 | Fax: 562 985-4259
lisa.vollendorf AT | Office: AS-309

Research Interests

Lisa Vollendorf’s research focuses on early modern Spain and colonial Latin America, with a concentration in 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.


1995 University of Pennsylvania, PhD, Romance Languages

1992 University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Spanish and Latin American Literatures

1990 Colorado State University, B.A., cum laude, English and Spanish


2009 Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World (1600-1800). Ed. Daniella Kostroun and Lisa Vollendorf. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, July 2009. Introduction (co-authored with D. Kostroun) + chapter. Winner of the 2010 Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Collaborative Research Award.

2006 Literatura y feminismo en España: s. XV - XXI. Ed. and coord., Lisa Vollendorf. Barcelona: Icaria Press, February 2006.

2005 The Lives of Women: A New History of Inquisitional Spain. Vanderbilt University Press, 2005.

2001 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.

Select 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