Selena Simonatti is an Associate Professor of Spanish language and translation. She holds a Ph.D in Romance Philology and Comparative Literature from the University of Torino. Simonatti has written on parody and historical speech in Iberian medieval texts and studied informal conversation and textualization of orality in Spanish dialogues of the sixteenth and nineteenth century. Furthermore, she has written on some aspects of the social history of the Spanish language and linguistic historiography of the Renaissance and Golden Age period (linguistic taboo and stereotypes, monogenetic theory and linguistic consciousness). Her recent publications include articles that appeared in Rilce, Revista de Filología Española, Anales Cervantinos, Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Historiografía Lingüística. She has translated Antonio Mira de Amescua, Il più grande esempio della sventura (2015), Ángel González (Il silenzio è cresciuto come un albero, 2010), and two essays on modern Spanish history: Il tramonto dell’Imperatore (2009), “Tesoro Mexicano”: visioni della natura tra Vecchio e Nuovo mondo (2015).