Emily C. Francomano is  Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. She trained as a Comparatist, Hispanist and scholar of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Columbia University, graduating with a PhD 2002. Her current research revolves around three interrelated key subjects in medieval and sixteenth-century cultural production: translation, book history, and gender studies. While she focuses mainly on the intersections of these three themes in Spanish and Iberian literature and history, she continually draws upon her background as a comparatist in analyses of how certain narratives, particularly those about gender identities, are told and retold in many different literary and material forms, from medieval manuscripts to film.

Dr. Francomano is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture & United States’ Universities, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

The image featured in the header of this webpage is a detail from Biblioteca Nacional de España MS 9985 f. 67r, which the BNE has generously licensed as CC-BY-NC-SA