Karen Stolley is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. She received her BA in Spanish and French from Middlebury College in 1977 and spent a year in Bogota, Colombia as a Fulbright Fellow before returning to the US to complete her Ph.D. at Yale University in 1985. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1992, Professor Stolley taught at Vassar College. She has also taught in the Middlebury Spanish Summer Language School. Professor Stolley's area of scholarly expertise is Colonial and Eighteenth-Century Spanish American literature. She is the author of El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes: un itinerario critico (Ediciones del Norte) and the chapter on eighteenth-century narrative for the Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, and she has written numerous articles for scholarly journals. Professor Stolley served on the Middlebury College Board of Trustees from 2002-2007. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband David Littlefield and their two daughters, Kathleen and Elizabeth.