Jeniffer Fernandez, Ph.D

Jeniffer Fernandez, Ph.D

EDUCATION

  • PhD. in Spanish, Florida International University, 2021.
    "Develando la Cuba profunda: tradición mágico-religiosa en el teatro cubano contemporáneo”
    Awarded with distinction
  • M.A. in Spanish, Florida International University, 2017.
  • B.A. in Spanish and Communication Arts, Florida International University, 2016, Summa cum Laude.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Caribbean and Latin America Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Latin American Theater and Film
  • 19th and 20th century Latino Literature
  • Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
  • Task-Based Language Teaching
  • Translation and Interpretation

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2021 Dissertation Year Fellowship

2020 Doctoral Evidence Acquisition

2019 Eliana Rivero Research Scholarship Awarded by Cuban Research Institute

2019 Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship Awarded by FIU Graduate School

2019, 2017 Pablo Ruiz-Orozco and Miguel Ángel Quesada Scholarship Awarded by Modern Language Department

2017 Travel Support Fund Awarded by the School of International and Public Affairs

2016 Academic Excellence Award by the Department of Modern Languages

2016-2012 José Martí Scholarship Recipient

PUBLICATIONS

“El héroe negro: de la literatura oral afrocubana a la escena”. Hispania, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 361-74, 2022.

Fernandez, Jeniffer. “Presentación de la clase marginal o el otro en los cuadros de costumbres de José Victoriano Betancourt y Daniel Mendoza”. Analecta Malacitana, vol. 71, 2020, pp. 191-206.

Fernandez, Jeniffer. “Vestigios de la ritualidad y representación mágico-religiosa de la cultura afrocubana durante la colonia en el teatro bufo”. Latin American Theater Review, vol. 53, Fall 2019.

Fernandez, Jeniffer. “A King in Havana”. Cuban Cinema Companion. Edited by Salvador Jimenez Murgia and Sean O’Reilly. Rowman and Littlefield, 2019, pp.285-99.

Fernandez, Jeniffer. “La agencia femenina en Los pasos perdidos de Alejo Carpentier, comento y glosa del narrador”. Argus-a. Artes & Humanidades, vol.18, no. 30, 2018.