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Cruz-Fernandez, Emil

Modern Languages

Emil L. Cruz-Fernández was born in the Dominican Republic and emigrated to the United States as an adolescent. He is currently a PhD candidate in Spanish at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His dissertation focuses on aljamiado-morisco literature of the Spanish Golden Age, where he explores the characterization of the Prophet Mohammed as a mono-mythical figure and the notion of perennial philosophy in aljamiado texts of the 1500s. He received his master’s degree in Spanish literature from Lehman College, City University of New York. Emil has also traveled abroad to study art history and languages at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain and at the Center for Arabic Language and Eastern Studies (CALES) in Sana’a, Yemen. He is a public school teacher, an actor, a theater director, and a passionate lover of learning who has dedicated his life to the arts and to passing on the light of knowledge to others.

DISCIPLINE
Language
SUB AREAS
All Time Periods   
Islamic Studies   
Theater   
History of Religion   
Medieval   
Mediterranean Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Spain   
SPECIALTIES
Muslim in Spain/ especially during the 16th centur   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Elementary)   
Italian (Intermediate)   
Spanish (Fluent)   
English (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
MPhil2015Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and LangueCUNY Graduate Center
MA2008Languages and LiteraturesLehman College
BA2003Spanish Literature/ TheatreLehman College
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
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Emil Cruz-Fernandez






BMCC
Modern Languages Department, S-601
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY
10007
United States
ECruzfernandez@gradcenter.cuny.edu