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Fernando N. Santos


Romance Languages and Literatures


Fernando N. Santos was born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States at age ten. He holds a BA in Spanish with a minor in media arts from Mercy College in New York and earned his MA in Spanish literature from the University of Kansas. Santos attended Instituto Hemingway in Bilbao, Spain, an institute accredited by Instituto Cervantes, where he completed Spanish language and literature courses. His areas of interest include digital humanities, multilingual digital humanities, sociolinguistics and second language acquisition.

In 2021-2022, Santos was selected as a Digital Humanities Fellow at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas for his project Trayectorias Digitales: La Jerga del Caribe, which represents the dialectal zone of the Caribbean that includes Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. His digital project emphasizes jargon as a pedagogical linguistic approach to present a broader context and dynamics of the Caribbean.


  • MA, University of Kansas
  • BA, Mercy College
  • Instituto Hemingway - Bilbao, Spain

Research Interests

  • Digital humanities
  • Multilingual digital humanities
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Second language acquisition.

Teaching Interests

  • SPAN 115
  • SPAN 211
  • SPAN 215
  • SPAN 212