Professor of Spanish
Personal Website: http://owenss.people.cofc.edu/?referrer=webcluster&
Sarah E. Owens joined the Department of Hispanic Studies in 2000. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire, her Masters from New York University in Madrid and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She specializes in the writings of colonial and early modern Spanish nuns. Her research has taken her to the archives of Mexico, Spain and Chile. Her most recent book, Women of the Iberian Atlantic (2012), is a co-edited collection of essays that explores the lives, places, and stories of women in the Iberian Atlantic between 1500 and 1800. In 2009 she published an edition of a Spanish nun’s travel account called Journey of Five Capuchin Nuns. Her book was winner of the 2010 Josephine Roberts Prize for best Scholarly Edition. Her teaching interests include women writers of Latin America – from the colonial period to present day. She has taught several courses in the Masters of Education program, the Honor’s program and often teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies. Dr. Owens is passionate about study abroad and has led College of Charleston students to Spain and Chile.
University of Arizona
Intro to Hispanic Literature, Latin American Civ and Culture, Colonial Latin American Literature, and Women Writers of Latin America.