Prof. Benito-Vessels is an accomplished scholar/teacher whose vibrant scholarship has contributed significantly and profoundly to a number of research specialties.
A specialist in Medieval Spanish Literature and Cultures, Medieval Historiography, Women and Ethnic Diversity in Medieval Spain, and History of the Spanish Language, her latest book examines, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, the perception and interpretation of language in Spanish literature, from the middle ages to modern times: "La palabra en el tiempo de las letras. Una historia heterodoxa." ('The Word in the Time of Letters. An Unorthodox History,' 2007) While this study forges a bridge between classical philosophy, Judeo-Christian tradition and contemporary philosophy, Judeidad (Jewishness) is revealed as an essential element of Spanish language and culture.
Spanish Literature, Medieval Literature and Historiography, Women and Ethnic Diversity in Medieval Spain, History of the Spanish Language.