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    Emil L. Cruz-Fernández was born in the Dominican Republic, and emigrated to the United States when he was an adolescent. After graduating from high school he went to Lehman College where he studied psychology, theater and Spanish Literature. Emil is currently a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center specializing in Spanish Golden Age and Aljamiado Morisca Literature.


    CUNY Graduate Center                                                                                      New York, NY

    • PhD Candidate –Spanish Literature in progress

    Specialization: Golden Age and Aljamiado Literature of the 1500’s
    Expected completion date: Fall 2017 
    Lehman College (CUNY)                                                                                    Bronx, NY

    • Master’s Degree in Spanish Literature/ Education: May 2008


    • BA in Spanish Literature/Theatre: May 2003


    Currently working on dissertation: Muhammad in XVI Century “Aljamiado” texts: The Perennial Philosophy and the monomyth of the Moriscos




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    *Cervantes Society of America

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