Leonor Taiano Campoverde

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Leonor Taiano is Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and World Languages at Carson Newman University. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish (University of Notre Dame) and a Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Tromsø). Her current fields of research include Transnational Studies, Political Mariology, Political Theory, and Romance Philology. Most of her research is focused on the literary intersection of the archetypes of the optimus princeps (the best of the princes), pessimus princeps (the worst of the princes), optimus civis (the best of the citizens) and pessimus civis (the worst of the citizens) in the imperial literature of the Early Modern Period. She has published several books, articles and book chapters about Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez, Raveneau de Lussan’s Journal du VoyageVida de Gerónimo de FigueroaPatrocinio de MaríaTrofeo de la Justicia Española, etc.