Skip to main content

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (3241)

113 Saunders Hall
919-843-3094 (phone)


B.A. Yale University, 1998
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Research Interests

Professor Boon’s first book, The Mystical Science of the Soul: Medieval Cognition in Bernardino de Laredo’s Recollection Method is forthcoming in May 2012 from the University of Toronto Press. This study recovers Castilian understanding of the embodied soul and contextualizes Golden Age mysticism in the predominant scientific models of the Age. A second book project,Spanish Passion: Holy Week in the Castilian Religious Imagination, 1480–1540,is under contract for the Palgrave McMillan “New Middle Ages” series, due out in 2014. She is also co-editing, with Ronald E. Surtz, Mother Juana de la Cruz: Selected Sermons. No stranger to the Research Triangle, Boon was a 2004–2006 postdoctoral fellow at Duke University.