Karen Stolley is 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 and in the Middlebury Spanish Summer Language School. Professor Stolley is the author of Domesticating Empire: Enlightenment in Spanish America (Vanderbilt UP, 2013) and El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes: un itinerario crítico (Ediciones del Norte), as well as a chapter on eighteenth-century narrative for the Cambridge History of Latin American Literature and numerous articles on colonial and eighteenth-century Spanish American literature. 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.