Professor Dámaris M. Otero-Torres specializes in Spanish Golden Age literature; cultural and gender studies theory. She has published numerous articles on the construction of gendered subjectivities and national identities in the Spanish comedia. Her articles have appeared in prestigious national and international journals. She is currently working on a book manuscript dealing with issues of authority, authorship and power in Golden Age women writers, primarily on the work of sixteenth-century Spanish philosopher Oliva Sabuco de Nantes. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Professor Otero-Torres received degrees in Public Relations and Spanish Literature and Culture from Syracuse University and the University of California, San Diego. Her studies in spirituality and mysticism inspired her to attend The New Seminary in New York. She was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2002.