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We are pleased to announce that Anne Cruz, Ashgate series editor of New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies, has been honored with a Lifetime Honorary Membership to GEMELA, the Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas.
GEMELA “strives to unite scholars across traditional disciplinary boundaries through its focus on women’s cultural production in medieval and early modern Spain and colonial Latin America through 1800.” GEMELA’s lifetime members are nominated by the Board of Directors. Those chosen to receive this honor hold a special distinction among GEMELA associates.
Cruz was nominated during the Board’s discussion and her nomination received unanimous support. According to GEMELA President, Monica Diaz:
The Lifetime Honorary Membership is principally a symbolic title that recognizes the hard work that Anne Cruz put into making our organization come to life. Anne has done so much beautiful work on women and been such a wonderful supporter of women scholars over the years.
Cruz will be formally inducted during the organization’s conference in Portland, Oregon this September.
Anne Cruz is a Professor of Spanish and Cooper Fellow in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami, Florida. She was appointed Acting Director of the University of Miami’s Center for Humanities for the 2011-2012 academic year.
She is the Ashgate series editor of New Hispanisms : Cultural and Literary Studies. Previously, she co-edited Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World, and edited Material and Symbolic Circulation between Spain and England, 1554–1604.