Dawn Bratsch-Prince


Dept:Senior Vice President & Provost
Office:1550 Beardshear
515 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA


Dawn Bratsch-Prince, (B.A and M.A. New York University; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley) is Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Cultures, and Associate Provost for Faculty, a position she has held since 2010. Her scholarly interests span the discipline of medieval Iberian Studies, including the history of the Romance languages , medieval women’s writings, and queenship studies. In addition to her published journal articles, her first book was Edition and Study of the Aragonese Translation of Li livres dou tresor, (Hispanic Seminary for Medieval Studies, 1996) Brunetto Latini’s popular 13th-century encyclopedia. Her second book, Vida y epistolario de Violante de Bar, 1365-1431 (2002), examines the life and writings of this French noblewoman and highly influential queen of Aragon. Bratsch-Prince has been recognized for her commitment to the foreign language profession. She received the Iowa World Language Association College Excellence Award in 2006, and served on the MLA’s Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Executive Committee from 2008-2010, including a term as president (2010).