foto Blanca Llanes Parra
PI-Invest Doct Uv Senior
Institut Universitari d'Estudis de les Dones (IUED)

Blanca Llanes Parra received a B.Sc. in Business Administration and a B.A. in History (Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award) from the University of Cantabria (Spain). She holds a Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program in Early Modern History at the University of Cantabria and the Autonomous University of Madrid, and a master’s degree in Museum Studies from New York University (MA Thesis Award–Honorable Mention). She is currently a senior doctor researcher at the University Institute of Women Studies of the University of Valencia, working within the European project CIRGEN: Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Networks, Agencies, financed by the European Research Council (ERC Advanced Grant 2017, 787015).

She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Valencia and the University of Cantabria, a predoctoral research fellow at the University of Cantabria and a predoctoral fellow from the FPU program of Spain’s Ministry of Science and Education. She also pursued complementary postgraduate studies in cultural management (Museum Studies) at New York University, funded by Spain’s Ministry of Culture-Fulbright Commission and the Marcelino Botín Foundation. In New York City she worked at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Her research interests have been focused on the study of crime, justice and social control in Early Modern Madrid. Her publications have addressed topics such as domestic violence, sexual crimes, female prostitution, suicide, criminal punishment and the uses and agents of justice. She has been involved in public history and digital humanities initiatives, including the development of the Hidden Valencia app (2020), created within the framework of the international collaborative project PURE (PUblic REnaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space between Early Modern Europe and the Present) funded by the Humanities in the Research Area (HERA) and led by the University of Exeter. Her current research project examines narratives of gender-based violence in eighteenth-century Madrid through judicial, legal and literary sources and a comparative approach. Her work has been published in scientific journals such as Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos and Clío & Crímen and in collections such as Bajtín y la historia de la cultura popular (2008), Identidades urbanas en la monarquía hispánica (siglos XVI-XVIII) (2015), Dimensiones del conflicto: resistencia, violencia y policía en el mundo urbano (2020) and, most recently, Hidden Cities: Urban Space, Geolocated Apps and Public History in Early Modern Europe (2022).

Her research has been presented in national and international conferences and seminars. To date, she has participated in four competitive research projects from Spain’s Plan Nacional I+D+i and in three European projects (RESISTANCE-H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017; PURE-HERA, ref. PCI2019-103749; and CIRGEN- ERC-AdG-2017).