Visiting Assistant Professor
Jaime Hernández-Vargas received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate Program in Afro-Luso-Brazilian Studies from the University of Michigan. He also holds a M.A. in Spanish from The Pennsylvania State University, and a B.A. in “Letras hispánicas” from the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City.
His research and teaching interests focus on the Spanish Middle Ages and Early Modern Hispanic literatures and cultures, with a concentration in the study of law and criminality; magic, medicine, and science; gender and sexuality; visual and material culture; baroque cities and imaginary spaces; as well as the influences of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in contemporary literature, paintings, and films. His work has appeared in La Corónica, Tirant, The Sixteenth-Century Journal, eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies, La Perinola: Revista de investigación quevediana, Destiempos, and Medievalia. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the concepts of materiality and artificiality in the Early Modern Hispanic World.
Jaime has lived, studied, and researched in Mexico City, São Paulo, Madrid, and in some cities of the United States. His personal and educational experiences, as well as his interest and sympathies towards all forms of diversity, have driven his comparative and interdisciplinary approach to researching and teaching topics related to the cultural productions that he studies.