Originally from Glen Mills, PA, Nicholas Wolters received his MA in French and Spanish from the University of Delaware and a BA in Spanish and History from York College of Pennsylvania. Nicholas has lived, studied, and worked in various contexts abroad in Spain, France, and Latin America. He has led immersive language-learning programs for Putney Student Travel in Costa Rica and Spain, and has taught in UVA’s Hispanic studies institute in Valencia, Spain. Nicholas will graduate with his PhD in Spanish literature from the University of Virginia in May 2016. His main research interests include 18th- and 19th-century art, literature, and fashion in Spain and France, and televisual and cinematic adaptations of these periods. He has published on these and other topics in peer-reviewed journals. His dissertation explored representations of the priest in the late nineteenth-century Spanish novel, with a particular emphasis on the intersections of the body, dress, fashion and masculinity. NHe will begin teaching as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish at Wake Forest University starting this fall (2016), where his teaching and research will focus on 18th- and 19th-century literature and visual culture. When not reading or writing, he spends his time running, cooking, figure drawing, and learning Catalan.