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Juan Fernandez-Cantero

Research Interests:
Transatlantic Studies
Hispanic Heritage and Critical Preservation
Urban Studies
History of Education
Inclusive Pedagogies


My main scholarly interests center on coloniality and cultural exchanges between Spain and the Americas in the Early Modern period. My research is interdisciplinary and concerns the intersection of Historic Preservation, Cultural Studies, Social Theory, and the History of Education in Spain and Latin America. In my dissertation, I explored the concept of the City of God in Alcalá de Henares (Spain), and Mexico City (Mexico) from colonial times to the present day. At present, I am focusing on the influence of humanism on multilingual book production on both sides of the Atlantic. I am also interested in inclusive pedagogies, course design, and second language acquisition.


Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies. University of Kentucky, KY. 2020.
Graduate Certificates: Historic Preservation; Social Theory; Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies; Gender and Women's Studies.

Bridging the Gap. Medical Interpreter Training. The Cross Cultural Health Care Program. 2021.
Master of Hispanic Studies. Auburn University, AL. 2014.
M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. 2010.
M.S. in Business Administration. Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. 2009.


2021. Las necesidades procedentes de la diversidad cultural y lingüística [Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Primary Education]. Commissioned book. MELC, S.A., Universidad del Atlántico Medio. Spain.


El Quijote en Alcalá de Henares: graffiti, arte urbano y autorrepresentación.” Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture, no. 5, 2020, Article 4, pp. 1-31.

El ascenso criollo y la construcción de la independencia mexicana, una aproximación genealógica.” Revista de Historia de América, no. 157, June 2019, pp. 87-105, doi:10.35424/rha.157.2019.70.