Adjunct Assistant Professor of History
History / Academic
- Sherman Hall 119
A.B. Dartmouth College
Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley
Dr. Terry-Roisin, who teaches both European and American history, has taught at Austin College since 2015. She is an historian of early modern and medieval Europe, with a particular interest in the cultural and social history of early modern Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean World. Themes in her research and publications include Renaissance culture, chivalric culture, cities, Morisco identity and assimilation, the nobility and the military orders. She is currently working on a book project entitled Morisco Knights in Renaissance Spain which is under contract with Brill.
In January Term 2017, Elizabeth led ten Austin College students to Oxford, UK, where they got to experience the rise of the medieval universities and the Protestant Reformation surrounded by the venerable landscape of Oxford. They learned about the Tudors, and explored the Tower of London. They read Alice and Wonderland, and took a long walk along Port Meadow to Alice’s Well, and they read C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, and discussed their works at the authors’ favorite pub, The Eagle and Child.
Awards, Honors, and Grants:
- The Franklin Grant from the American Philosophical Society, 2018
- Cullen and Richardson Research Grants from Austin College
- NEH Summer Seminar: The Alhambra and Spain’s Islamic Past, 2015
- University of California-Berkeley Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship, 2014-2015
- NEH Summer Seminar: Researching Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books,2013
Recent Publications and Conference Papers:
- “Hernando de Acuña,” in Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, Edited by Marco Scarbi (Dordrecht: Springer International Publishers, 2018).
- “Nobles and Court Culture,” Co-author with Ignacio Navarrete, in A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance, Edited by Hilaire Kallendorf (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming, 2018).
- International Symposium on Jesuit Studies: Francisco Suárez (1548-1617), June 1-2, 2018, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, “Two types of Nobility”: Francisco Suárez’s parecer in support of Morisco nobleman Don Pedro de Granada Venegas’s application to the Order of Alcántara.” Organized by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College.
- International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2018, “Nobiliary Wealth in Granada: The Granada Venegas and the Mendoza Families (15th-17th C),” in panel “Evidence for the Extent, Sources, and Uses of Nobiliary Wealth (11th-17th C), Documentary, Literary, or Visual,” sponsored by Seigneurie: The Society for the study of Lordship, Nobility, and Knighthood.
- RSA, New Orleans, 2018, in roundtable, “Why the NEH Matters: Case Studies in Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books.”
- “Moriscos and Mormons: Captivity Literature on the Spanish and American Frontiers,” Co-Author with Randi Lynn Tanglen,” in Separate Worlds?: Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century, edited by Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso and John Havard (forthcoming, 2019).
- AHA, Chicago, 2019 “Legends of Granada’s Frontier: Pedro Venegas and Cidi Yahya Al Nayar (Don Pedro de Granada, d. 1506),” in panel “Renegades, Turncoats, and Converts in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean,” organized by Brian Catlos.
- Hist 350: Spain in the Golden Age
- Hist 332: Renaissance and Reformation
- Hist 331: Medieval Europe
- Hist 350: The Knight in European History
- Hist 350: The Byzantine and Ottoman Empires
- January Term Study Abroad: Oxford in History and Literature
- Hist 250: Women in Europe
- Hist 133: Europe and the World to 1500
- Hist 143: Europe and the Modern World
- Hist 162: History of the U.S. to 1876
- History of the medieval and early modern Mediterranean world, Spain and Italy, Byzantium
- Nasrid Granada, Limpieza de sangre, Moriscos, noble and court cultures, empire of Charles V
- Chivalric culture from the 12th-17th century, military orders, chivalric orders, Valois Burgundy
- Early modern Spain, Renaissance culture in cities, the Renaissance in Granada
- 17th century Genoa, merchants, the Atlantic world, empire
- Attitudes towards medieval and early modern Spain in nineteenth century America
- Ideas of “the frontier,” cultural and social history, urban landscapes
I am a member of the North Texas Concert Chorale.