Aurora Morcillo

Former Professor [2001-2020]



Dr. Morcillo explored the historical experiences of silenced voices, especially where conceptions of gender intersected with role of the Catholic Church during the Franco dictatorship.  Her work situated the fluidity of gender relations at a time of changing realities when women’s identities were being transformed by the forces of modernism and new consumer experiences as popular culture broke free from its traditional restraints.  Her work impacted the fields of cultural, memory and gender studies as much as the discipline of history.

“The Aurora Morcillo Memorial Fellowship has been established to honor our former colleague’s commitment to graduate education and, in particular, to benefit students pursuing the study of women and gender in Spanish history. For more information see here.”