Jose Fernandez, Ph.D.
Dr. Jose Fernandez is an assistant professor in the Latina/o/x Studies Program at the University of Iowa. He received his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. He teaches courses on Latina/o/x Studies and Latina/o/x Literature in the U.S. His research interests include American, African American, and Latinx literary histories, Latinx literature after the 1960s, and Mexican American literature of the Borderlands.
His book, Against Marginalization: Convergences in Black and Latinx Literatures (Ohio State University Press, 2022) studies comparatively periods and episodes in Black and Latinx literary histories to interpret the emergence of both literary traditions as a fight for social, cultural, and artistic recognition and how the writings of some post-1960s Black and Latinx authors challenged the marginalized position of their respective groups in part by appropriating and subverting elements from the larger American literary tradition.
Professor Fernandez’s academic work has been published in Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.) Journal.
In spring 2023, he is scheduled to teach LATS:3415 - Latina/o/x Protest, Movement, Resistance.