Congratulations, Molly Borowitz!

Congratulations to Molly Borowitz, who will begin as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Fall 2019!  Molly is currently finishing her doctoral work, which focuses on Early Modern and Colonial literature and culture. Her dissertation takes up the question of Early Modern forms of self-representation and their complex relations to institutional power.  Drawing on authors ranging from Teresa of Avila, to Ignacious Loyola, to Bartolomé de las Casas, Molly tells a new story about the way writers negotiated their subject-positions with creativity, sophistication, and a deep understanding of the fields of power in which their writing circulated.  Central to her concerns is the question of the self’s legibility, particularly as it pertains to religious and political institutions. ¡Felicidades, Molly!