Jen Fernandez

Jen Fernandez
  • M.A. Student
  • Medieval Iberia
  • GRASP Vice President
  • Advisor: Isidro J. Rivera
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Spanish & Portuguese

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall 2020


Jen is a masters student in the Spanish and Portuguese department. Her main interest of study lies in Medieval Iberia and the Mediterranean world. Her other interests are also film, creative writing, and French.

She received her BA in Spanish from the University of Kansas in Spring 2021. In her last year of undergraduate she pursued departmental honors where she worked with Professor Isidro J. Rivera in the fall on a course focused on Orientalism with a 19th century outlook, and then in the Spring worked with Professor Verónica Garibotto in her graduate course on Literary Theory. During 2019-2020 she was the conference director for the KU model united nations club.


Research interests:

  • Neomedievalism
  • Theory of Aesthetics
  • Piracy


Teaching interests:

  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Academic accessibility

Selected Presentations

“Feminine and Masculine Identities in Ancient Spanish Ballads”. University of Kansas, Fall 2020

“Crusade Ideology in Medieval Iberia.” University of Kansas, Spring 2021