Rachael "Ray" Ball
Assistant Professor of History
BA, History, University of Oklahoma (2003)
MA, History, The Ohio State University (2004)
PhD, History, The Ohio State University (2010)
Ball is an Assistant Professor of History. She grew up in Oklahoma and
Texas and has been slowly migrating north. She taught at Kenyon College
and Minnesota State University, Mankato prior to joining the History
Department at UAA in the fall of 2012. Ball has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants, including
a Tinker Field Research Grant and a Fulbright to Spain. She has attended
summer seminars with the Making Publics Project and served as a
co-investigator on the Altamira Project at the Hispanic Society of
America funded by the Mellon Foundation. When she's not in the classroom
or the archives, she enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and traveling.
Modern Iberia, Early Modern Europe, Colonial Latin America, Atlantic World,
Counter-Reformation Piety, Political Culture, Theater History and
Historiography, Women and Gender in the Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 101: Western Civilization I
HIST 102: Western Civilization II
HIST 308: Europe in the High Middle Ages
HIST 310: Renaissance and Reformation Europe
HIST 312: Early Modern Europe
HIST 336: Latin America to 1800
HIST 338: Modern Latin America
HIST 390: Themes in World History
"Water, Wine, and Aloja: Consuming Interests in the Corrales de Comedias 1600-1646," Comedia Performance Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2013): 59-92.
Works in Progress:
Book Manuscript: Treating the Public: Public Drama, Public Health, and Public Opinion in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Co-edited Critical Edition: Las instrucciones hológrafas de Carlos V para su hijo Felipe en 1543: edición crítica.
Article: "'A Moment's Amusement': Advertising Entertainment in the Early American Republic, 1790-1800"
Article: "Antitheatrical Angst and Cultural Crisis in Early Modern England and Spain."