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Amanda Wunder
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Lehman College
Room Number: 3408.07 (Art History)
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Department of History, Princeton University
Research Interests: 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Art; Early Modern European Textiles and Fashion
Amanda Wunder is a cultural historian of Early Modern Europe with a focus on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. Her interdisciplinary scholarship incorporates sources and methods from history, art history, and material culture studies. She is the author of Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis (Penn State University Press, 2017) and is currently writing a book about Spanish fashion at the court of Philip IV (1621-1665) for Yale University Press. A member of the History Department at Lehman College, she is also on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center in Art History, History, and Renaissance Studies.

Selected Publications: 

Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis (Penn State University Press, 2017)

"Innovation and Tradition at the Court of Philip IV of Spain (1621-1665): The Invention of the Golilla and the Guardainfante," in Fashioning the Early Modern: Dress, Textiles and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800, ed. Evelyn Welch (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 111-33.
"Women’s Fashions and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Spain: The Rise and Fall of the Guardainfante," Renaissance Quarterly 68 (March 2015): 133-86.

"Fashion and Urban Views in Seventeenth-century Madrid," with Laura R. Bass in Spanish Fashion at the Courts of Early Modern Europe, edited by José Luis Colomer and Amalia Descalzo (Centro de Estudios Europa Hipanica, 2014), 1:363-84; also published in Spanish as "Moda y vistas de Madrid en el siglo XVII," in Vestir a la española en las cortes europeas (siglos XVI y XVII).

"Dress (Spain)," 106-10 in Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque, edited by Evonne Levy and Kenneth Mills (University of Texas Press, 2013).

“Veiled Ladies of the Early Modern Spanish World: Seduction and Scandal in Seville, Madrid, and Lima,” with Laura R. Bass, The Hispanic Review 77, no. 1 (2009): 97-146.

“Classical, Christian, and Muslim Remains in Imperial Seville (1520-1635),” Journal of the History of Ideas 64 (2003): 195-212.

“Western Travelers, Eastern Antiquities, and the Image of the Turk in Early Modern Europe,” The Journal of Early Modern History 7 (2003): 89-119.

“Murillo and the Canonisation Case of San Fernando, 1649-52,” The Burlington Magazine 143 (2001): 670-75.

Work in Progress:
"Sumptuary Legislation in Spain, 13th-18th Centuries," in The Right to Dress: Sumptuary Legislation in a Comparative and Global Perspective, edited by Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublak.