Lisa Voigt is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University, where she focuses on the literatures and cultures of colonial Latin America, the Spanish and Portuguese empires, and the early modern Atlantic world. Her first book, Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic: Circulations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian and English Imperial Worlds (University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2009), won the Modern Language Association’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in the field of Latin American and Spanish Literatures and Cultures. She is also the author of Spectacular Wealth: The Festivals of Colonial South American Mining Towns (University of Texas Press, 2016). She is currently at work on two book projects, one on the representation and participation of Africans and Amerindians in early modern Portuguese festivals, and another provisionally entitled “The Epistemology of the Copy in Early Modern Travel Narratives,” with Professors Elio Brancaforte (Tulane) and Stephanie Leitch (Florida State University), which has been awarded an ACLS Collaborative Fellowship for 2019-2021. In 2015-16 she was a Visiting Researcher at FCSH-Nova (CHAM) in Lisbon, supported by Fulbright, FLAD, and Gulbenkian fellowships.