Dr. José Manuel Hidalgo received his B.A. from the University of Seville in 1998, specializing in Classical Languages (Latin and Greek), with a minor in Hispanic Literature. He graduated in 2003 from Ohio University with a M.A. in Hispanic Literature (With Honors) and in July 2006, Dr. Hidalgo obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Hidalgo has taught all different levels of Spanish language courses, culture, and graduate classes in History of the Spanish Language, Medieval Literature, and Early Modern Literature. His enthusiasm for teaching has been publicly recognized by being among the twelve honorees for the University of Virginia’s Seven Society Award for Superb Teaching in 2005, and the conferral of the title of Honored Professor-Student Mentor by the University’s Class of 2007. Finally, he was the recipient of the CLASS Award for Excellence in 2009, which honors outstanding activity by faculty members early in their careers.
Dr. Hidalgo has articles published in peer reviewed journals like Bulletin of Comediantes, Calíope, La corónica, Hispanic Review, Hispanófila, Neophilologus, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Romance Notes, Romance Philology, Romance Quarterly, and Stichomythia. Among other publications are an entry in The Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, and an article in a volume titled El libro de buen amor. Texto y contextos. Most recently, he has edited a collection of essays in honor of his mentor Professor Michael Gerli, La pluma es lengua del alma: Ensayos en Honor de E. Michael Gerli(2011), and co-edited with Dr. McGrath a student edition of Cárcel de Amor (2008).