Eva Fernandez holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English literature. She has been an instructor in the Basic Program since 1999 and has also taught at Kalamazoo College, Denver Free University, and the University of Chicago. The major focus of her graduate work at the University of Chicago was late medieval literature, especially Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, in the context of classical and medieval philosophy. Other enthusiasms include classical literature, Old English poetry, seventeenth century English literature, nineteenth century American literature, nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy, and modern and contemporary poetry. She also loves the movies, especially horror and science fiction. She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.