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Sonia Perez-Villanueva

Associate Professor

Sonia Perez Villanueva

As an associate professor of Spanish studies and literature at Lesley, Sonia brings expertise in Spanish culture and literature as well as theories of literature. She holds a BA and an MA from the University of the Basque Country in Spain as well as a PhD from the University of Birmingham in England.

Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Violence Against Women Initiative. 
Violence against Women: Representations, Interpretations, Explorations/Education  is a call for action to put a stop to violence against women.


  • The "Beauty" of Suffering: Representations of Violence against Women in Spain - From Maria de Zayas to Alicia Luna and Iciar Bollain. Forthcoming in Hispanic Review.
  • Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez, Catalina de Erauso: An Early-Modern Autobiography. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014.
  • Crossing Boundaries: Authority, Knowledge and Experience in the Autobiography Vida i sucesos de la Monja Alféreza/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 2013.