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Associate Professor
Spanish and Portuguese

McKenna 232


Professor Silleras-Fernández is on research sabbatical Spring 2024.

Professor Núria Silleras-Fernández welcomes both MA and PhD students interested in working on medieval and/or early modern Iberian and Mediterranean studies. She is particularly interested in mentoring graduate students in her subfields of interest listed above, but not exclusively.

Research Areas

Medieval and Early Modern Iberian literatures and cultures, cultural and intellectual history,  gender studies, court culture, queenship, patronage, translation studies, politics, religion, emotions, humanism, Catalan, Iberian, and Mediterranean Studies. 

 Winner of a 2020 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Colorado Boulder

Scholarly Books

  • The Politics of Emotion: Love, Grief, and Madness in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2024)

    Kayden Book Award, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2023.

  • Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015), 328 pp.
     - Winner, Premio del Rey, American Historical Association (AHA), biennial prize for a distinguished book in English in the field of Early Spanish History, 2016 
    -  Honorable Mention, Modern Languages Association (MLA), 27th  Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures, 2016.  
    -  Honorable Mention, Kayden Book Award, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2016.
    -  Winner, La corónica International Book Award 2017 (Modern Language Association Division on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures), annual international prize for the best monograph published on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
  • María de Luna. Poder, piedad y patronazgo de una reina bajomedieval (Zaragoza: Institución Fernando el Católico, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2012). Spanish Version/Translation with new additions of Power, Piety and Patronage in Late Medieval Queenship. 

  • Power, Piety and Patronage in Late Medieval Queenship. Maria de Luna (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, The New Middle Ages, 2008), 250 pp.

Edited Books

  • Iberian Babel: Translation and Multilingualism in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean, ed. with Michelle Hamilton (Leiden: Brill, 2022)
  • Teaching Gender Through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures, ed. with Leila Gómez, Asunción Horno-Delgado, and Mary Long (Rotterdam: Sense Publishing, 2015) 
  • In and Of the Mediterranean. Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies, ed. with Michelle Hamilton (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, Hispanic Issues, 2015)

Edited Journal Issues

Link to Selected Articles and Book Chapters


  • Affiliated Faculty in the Humanities Programs and History Department and the Women and Gender Studies Department, and Board Member of the CU Mediterranean Studies Group.
  • President of the North American Catalan Society (NACS), 2022-2026