Allyson M. Poska, Professor of History, earned a Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. (1986) in history from Brown University, after receiving a B.A. (1985) in international studies from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Poska is the author of Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth Century Spain (1998) and Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain (2006), as well as co-author of Women and Gender in the Western Past (2006).
Dr. Poska was the recipient of a 2000-01 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project on women in northern Spain. Her book Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain was awarded the Roland H. Bainton Prize as the best book in early modern history in 2006. In 2007, she was the recipient of a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies for a project on transatlantic migration.
Dr. Poska is an expert on women’s history, colonial Latin American history, and the history of early modern Europe, especially early modern Spain.