Benjamin Nelson Ph.D.Benjamin Nelson Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Romance Languages
and Literature (Spanish)
Department of Humanities
Bluffton campus
Hargray 215

Benjamin J. Nelson is an associate professor of Spanish and is currently the chair of USCB’s Faculty Senate. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Chicago. He has published in various journals and edited collections on the Spanish pastoral, including Juan de Encina’s attempts to court patronage in his eclogues, the use of Ovid to garner fame in sixteenth-century poetry and prose, and the suicidal tendencies of shepherds and shepherdesses within seventeenth-century libros de pastores. His most recent publication is co-editing and contributing an essay about Jorge de Montemayor’s La Diana to: “Los cielos se agotaron de prodigios”: Essays in Honor of Frederick A. de Armas. From 2008-10, he also served as the president of the Early Modern and Image and Text Society (EMIT).


Ph.D., University of Chicago