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Elena Serrano Publishes Book: "Ladies of Honor & Merit: Gender, Useful Knowledge, & Politics in Enlightened Spain"

Cover of Ladies of Honor and Merit

Alumna Postdoctoral Fellow Elena Serrano has published Ladies of Honor & Merit: Gender, Useful Knowledge, & Politics in Enlightened Spain (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022). The book reports on the women who participated in shaping the future of their nation by inaugurating the Junta de Damas de Honor y Mérito, or the Committee of Ladies of Honor and Merit. With this book, Serrano makes a valuable contribution towards understanding the role of upperclass women in Enlightenment Spain and how useful knowledge was created and circulated amongst them.