Humanist.  Professor of Early Modern Spanish Literature, National Officer of the Cervantes Society of America. Assistant Editor of the Bulletin of the Cervantes.

Creator and Director of the MAT (Masters of Teaching Spanish) Program (2012-17) and of the Spanish for the Medical Professions Track.

Professor Ana Laguna has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Purdue 2002). Her work has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Education (DOE), the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Ministry of Culture of Spain and United States Universities, the Shakespeare Folger Institute, the Graduate Center, and the Rutgers Research Council, among others.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Book of the Year at NYU Summer Institute and the Juan Carlos Center NYU, 2022. 
  • Ciplijauskaité Fellowship for Spanish Peninsular Poetry, Institute of Research in the Humanities, University of Madison-Wisconsin, 2020-2021.
  • Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award ,2020. As Creator of the Spanish for Health Professions Curriculum and Main Curriculum Designer.
  • Rutgers’s Chancellor Award for Community-Engaged Scholarship (2019)
  • Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award (2018)  American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 
  • Rutgers’ Chancellor Award for Distinguished Teaching (2008)



Frederick de Armas. Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos 6 (2010): 275-77

Laura Bass. Renaissance Quarterly (2010): 583-84

Pablo Fabian Baler. Hispania 4. (2011): 763-64

Guadalupe Martí-Peña. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 2 (2010): 410-412

William Worden. Iberoamericana 10 (2010): 290-92

Mindy Nanarrow. Calíope. Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry 15.2 (2009): 102-105

Ignacio López Alemany. Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies 1 (2010): 311-313


Selected Publications 

  • “The Inquisition Nobody Expected. How Books and Book-keepers Can Save the World.”  Cervantes Public Project. 2022
  • “La inquisición que nadie se esperaba, y los libros y ‘libreros’ que nos pueden salvar de ella.” Cervantes Public Project. 2022
  • “‘El vizcaíno fingido’ and the Basque Colonial Enterprise.”  E-Humanista.  Forthcoming.
  • “Cervantes and the Islas Inútiles.”  Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America. Forthcoming.
  • “In the Name of Love: The Harem as a Mediterranean Stage in La gran Sultana.” In Beyond the Playhouse: Cervantes’s Theatrical Revelations. Edited by Adrienne Martin and Esther Fernández. Forthcoming, Toronto University Press. Forthcoming.
  • “Forging a Tawny Spain: Othello, Lepanto, and the Blackening of Iberia”  Revista Hispánica Moderna 74.2 (2021): 200-225.
  • “La verdad como problema:  Cervantes, las crónicas de Indias y las noticias falsas.” Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos. Edited by Juan Maura. 2020. 
  • “Addressing Health Equity and Patient Safety through Innovative Holistic Spanish Education for Nurses and Health Professionals/Una propuesta a favor de la equidad y seguridad en la atención sanitaria; la innovación educaciónal holística de enfermeros y profesionales sanitarios.” Estudios del Desarrollo Social: Cuba y América Latina 8 (2020): 238-243.  With Nancy Pontes.
  • “Eros in the Age of Cervantes.” Introduction.” Good bye, Recasting the Norms and Forms of Love in the Age of Cervantes. Toronto University Press, 2020. 3-29.
  • “The Un-Romantic Approach to Don Quixote.” Good bye, Recasting the Norms and Forms of Love in the Age of Cervantes. Toronto University Press, 2020. 247-70.
  • “Egocentricity Versus Persuasion: Eros, Logos and Pathos in Cervantes’s Marcela and Grisóstomo Episode.” Good bye, Recasting the Norms and Forms of Love in the Age of Cervantes. Toronto University Press, 2020. 33-52.
  • “Shipwrecked Na(rra)tion in Cervantes.” Hispanic Review 87.2 (2019): 183-207.
  • Eroticism in Unexpected Places: Equine Love in Don Quixote.” Sex and Gender in Cervantes/ Sexo y género en Cervantes. Ensayos en honor de Adrienne Laskier Martin. Ed. Esther Fernández Rodríguez and Mercedes Alcalá Galán. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2019. 113-32.
  • “Carolyn Nadeau. Food Matters. Alonso Quijano’s Diet and the Discourse of Food in Early Modern Spain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.” Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America  39, no. 2 (2019): 187-89.
  • “On Trump, the Spanish Golden Age, and Christina Lee’s  Anxiety of Sameness  Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 38.2 (2018): 205-209. 
  • Life is a Dream and the Fractures of Reason.” MLN 129.2 (2014): 238-254.  REPRINTED  in  Barbara Fuchs (ed.) and G.J. Racz (trans.), The Golden Age of Spanish Drama (New York: Norton, 2017), 566-76.
  • “From Truth to Treason:  Clodio, and Persiles’s Other (Hi)Story.”  Ehumanista Cervantes 5  (2016)  : 317-35.
  • “Fuchs, Barbara, Larissa Brewer-García, and Aaron J. Ilika, “The Abecencerraje” and “Ozmín and Daraja” Two Sixteenth-Century Novellas from Spain. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Review. Renaissance Quarterly 68.3 (2015): 1116-17.
  •  Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo. Don Diego de noche. Ed. Enrique García Santo-Tomás. Review. Cincinnati Romance Review. 38 (Fall 2014): 291-293.
  • “On Quixote, Francoist Mythologies, and Generation Q.” Anuario de estudios cervantinos. Vigo: Academia del Hispanismo, 2014. 309-22.
  • “Antonio Pérez and the Art of Influence.” Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World. Ed. Jason McCloskey and Ignacio López.  Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press 2013. 133-52.
  • “The Unlikely Friendship of Cervantes and David Smith” Exhib. Cat. New York: Craig F. Starr Gallery, 2010.
  • De Armas, Frederick, Ovid in the Age of Cervantes. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2010.  Review. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos  46.3 (2012): 571-574.
  • Dopico Black, Georgina y Francisco Layna Ranz, USA Cervantes. 39 Cervantistas en Estados Unidos. Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2009. Review. 2012.
  • Ignacio López Alemany. Ilusión áulica e imaginación caballeresca en El cortesano de Luis Milán. Chapell Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. (REVIEW)
  • “Cervantes en Hollywood. El curioso impertinente en Kissing a Fool (1998)”.  Don Quijote, cosmopolita: Nuevos estudios sobre la recepción internacional de la novela cervantina Colección Humanidades. Toledo: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, 2009. 369-82.
  • Entre el museo y el teatro:  oportunidades didácticas de la entrada real de Ana de Austria en Madrid” (Between the Museum and the Theater:  Didactic Opportunities at Queen Ana’s Entry in Madrid). Bulletin de Comediantes. 61.2 (2009): 51-69.
  • “Through the Bonfires of Petrarchism: Flemish Aesthetics in Cervantes’s El coloquio de los perros.”  Hispanic Review 75. 1 (2007): 23-45.
  • “An Exemplar Case of Jealousy. Cervantes’s Jealous Old Man from Extremadura: Fall and Rise of Virtue as an Operative Principle.”  Hispanófila 143 (2005): 1-19.
  • “Ekphrasis in the Prologue to Don Quijote I:  Urganda ‘the Unknowable’ and the Mirrors of Fiction.”  Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes. Ed. Frederick de Armas. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2005. 135-57.
  • “Carmen Martín Gaite.  Ecos postmodernos.” Romance Languages Annual 9 (1997): 505-07.


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