Dr. Nahir I. Otaño Gracia


Assistant Professor



Describe your research in about 200 words.

My theoretical frameworks include Medieval English literature and culture, translation theory and practice, the global North Atlantic, and critical identity studies. I have published a number of articles on Arthurian literature written in Old Castilian, Catalan, and Old Norse Icelandic. I just submitted my co-edited volume titled Women’s Lives: Self-representation, Reception, and Appropriation to the University of Whales Press. I am also an activist medievalist and I have written on prejudice in the Middle Ages and on my experiences as a medievalist of color.

What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?

How to build each other up (when to push forward and when to back down), not by being competitive but by being inclusive.