Education

Ph.D. in Hispanic Language and Literatures. Boston University, 2016                       
M.A. in Spanish. University of Oregon, 2010
Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language. University Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain, 2009
B.A. in Journalism. University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, 1999

Research interests

Dr. Martín Santo’s work is dedicated to sixteenth and seventeenth century Hispanic material culture from a transoceanic perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to literature, history of the senses, and cultural encounters. She explores the intersection between travel writing, history, and rhetoric of wonder on the Pacific kingdoms and contact zones where the Iberian empires projected their colonial expansion. Her theoretical framework is located between cultural poetics and early modern orientalism, in particular, the rhetoric that unites the sense of wonder with the providential design of a Christian empire. She i is currently working on a book-length manuscript on wonder in the Habsburg's Pacific. Her papers have appeared in the journals e-Humanista, Periphêrica and Transmodernity, among others.