Christy P. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Christy Presson Shaughnessy, Ph.D. is a professor of Spanish and is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages. She also teaches courses in Gender and Women’s Studies and International Business. Dr. Shaughnessy’s research interests include the representation of gender, race, and female spirituality in late 19th and early 20th-century Peninsular Spanish literature. Her work has been published in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos and Callaloo. She is currently working on a manuscript analyzing Emilia Pardo Bazán’s adaptation of María of Ágreda’s Mística Ciudad de Dios and other hagiographic texts written by Pardo Bazán about holy women.