Francisco Fernández received his doctoral degree in Spanish and Comparative Literature from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He has been teaching for the University of Pennsylvania since 2006, where he has taught all levels of Spanish language and literature. Further, he has been part of the team teaching for the Penn-in-Madrid program since 2014. While at Penn, his dedication to undergraduate teaching led to his being nominated for the Charles Ludwig Distinguished Teaching Award. He was also awarded with a Recognition Certificate for his “dedication to educating the students at the University of Pennsylvania.” His teaching background includes positions as lecturer for Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was awarded with a Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, and as assistant professor for Bucknell University, Arcadia University and Haverford College. His articles include the Gothic genre’s influence in Spanish literature, and the evolution of the Don Juan myth across different cultures and time periods. Other research involves studies in gender, narrative, and film.