Professor Cándida Ferrero Hernández
Professor Ferrero Hernández joined The Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2000 and in 2016 received the Advanced Research Accreditation (Full Professor) from AQU-Cataluña. She has been the Principal Investigator of five grant funded projects including: AGAUR (Generalitat de Catalunya). 'Islamolatina. Texts, translations and controversies in the medieval and modern Mediterranean' (2017-2020) [2017 SGR 01787 (GRC)] and Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. 'Medieval and Modern Sources for the Study of Transcultural Relations in the Mediterranean: Writing and Transmission II'. (2019-2022) [PGC2018-093472-B-C31]. Since 2000 Professor Ferrero Hernández has been a member (currently Principal Investigator) of Islamolatina, a group dedicated to the study of the cultural and religious relations between the Latin world and Islam, paying particular attention to Latin translations of Arabic texts on Islamic doctrine. As part of this group, and through publications and conferences, she has played a key role in opening up the study of the polemical literature through the study of chronicles and Christian doctrinal texts, in relation both to Islam and to Judaism. Professor Hernández has also contributed to the prominence and continuity of Islamolatina through her teaching, developing the interests of undergraduates in the field, and supervising six theses and fifteen master projects on related themes. Professor Ferrero Hernández is currently working on an edition and study of the Confutación del Alcorán y Secta Mahometana, by Lope de Obregón (16th c.), in collaboration with Ryan Szpiech (University of Michigan) and Jorge Ledo (Universidade da Coruña), and is planning a work on the Improbatio Alcorani- Reprobación del Alcorán, by the Dominican Riccoldo da Montecroce (ss. XIII-XIV), based on the early-16th-century version from Spain, in Latin and Castilian. She is also preparing an edition of the Disputa de Marrakech, between a Franciscan and a Morisco in collaboration with Xavier Casassas, and leading a collaborative project with Fernando González Muñoz 'BICORE' which is creating a database of Iberian Christian texts of religious controversy from the period spanning the 4th–18th centuries.