PhD. Inmaculada Fernández Arrillaga is a senior lecturer at the University of Alicante. Her Doctoral thesis was presented a Special Award , a work supervised by Enrique Giménez López, with which he deepened in the Journal of Jesuit Manuel Luengo, author of the most relevant preserved manuscript , not only for its voluminous dimensions but for the many data it provides on the lives of the exiled..
Member of the Royal Academy of Portuguese History. Awarded with the History of Europe Award by Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, for her research work on the capture of missioners in Sonora, Sinaloa and California when they arrived exiled in Cadiz.
Her research focuses on two aspects: Church-State relations in the Hispanic monarchy of the 18thC and the situation of women in Modernity.
Linked to the University of Bologna through teaching and rsearch agreements, she has taught PhD courses in its venue in Ravenna, as well directed several conferences. Among them::
Member of the workgroup: El Siglo XVIII español. Monarquía e Iglesia at the University of Alicante directed by Cayetano Mas Galvañ and of the research project funded by the Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness entitled: Promoción y formación de la mujer en los ámbitos espirituales de la Modernidad, directed by PhD Javier Burrieza Sánchez, from the University of Valladolid
She has currently achieved two six-year research activity period.
Lines of research
Church-State relations in the European and American Age of Enlightenment.
"Religiosidad femenina bajo ordinaria sospecha. Las agustinas de Orihuela y el obispo desalmado", El alma de las mujeres. Ámbitos de espiritualidad femenina en la modernidad (Siglos XVI-XVIII), Universidad de Valladolid, 2015.
"La añoranza escrita. Crónicas de un jesuita desterrado de la Provincia de Perú", Actas del XVI Congreso Internacional de AHILA El nacimiento de la libertad en la Península Ibérica y Latinoamérica, celebrado del 6 al 9 de septiembre de 2011 en San Fernando (Cádiz) y publicado en julio de 2014, págs. 753-763.