Sherry Velasco

Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Gender Studies
Email Office THH 156M Office Phone (213) 740-7659

Research & Practice Areas

Areas of specialization: Early Modern Spanish prose and theater; early modern women’s narrative. Interests: Gender studies, queer theory, and visual cultural studies.
Sherry Velasco is the author of four books:
Lesbians in Early Modern Spain (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011);
Male Delivery: Reproduction, Effeminacy, and Pregnant Men in Early Modern Spain (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006);
The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire, and Catalina de Erauso (University of Texas Press, 2000);
Demons, Nausea, and Resistance in the Autobiography of Isabel de Jesús 1611-1682 (University of New Mexico Press, 1996).


  • Ph.D. Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, 6/1992