Rachael "Ray" Ball
Assistant Professor of History
Ray 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.
BA, History, University of Oklahoma (2003)
MA, History, The Ohio State University (2004)
PhD, History, The Ohio State University (2010)
HIST 101: Western Civilization I
Early 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
"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."