Núria Silleras-Fernández is Assistant Professor at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses on the study of the culture, history, and literature of Late Medieval and Early Modern Iberia and the Mediterranean. She is particularly interested in examining court culture, gender, queenship, religion, translation, and politics. She is the author of two scholarly monographs Power, Piety and Patronage in Late Medieval Queenship. Maria de Luna (New York: Palgrave, 2008; translated to Spanish in 2012 and published by the CSIC) and Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015). She is also co-editor of In and Of the Mediterranean. Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies, ed. with Michelle Hamilton (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, Hispanic Issues, 2015) and 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).
Núria Silleras-Fernández is a native of Barcelona. At the NEH Summer Institute one of her roles as local liaison will be to help the participants to get to know the local research institutions (main archives and libraries) and facilitate the dialogue with local scholars.