Guillermo García Ureña is a fourth-year PhD student in Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M. His main intellectual interest is the connection between philosophy, literature and existence, with special attention to the Luso-Hispanic Early Modern world, and the Greco-Roman thought.
His research deals with “Converso-Marranos”, people prosecuted by the Inquisition accused of being “crypto-Jews.” In his dissertation, he focuses on Conversos and translation, the later understood not only as the translation between languages, but also as a modifying displacement of concepts, identities and world views. He has published multiple articles on inter-religion dialog, caesaropapism and civic humanism through authors like Nicholas of Cusa, Juan de Segovia or Vasco de Quiroga.
As an instructor, he has received teaching awards such as the Distinguished Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award granted by the Association of Former Student from Texas A&M Univeristy (2017), the Murray and Celeste Fasken Graduate Student Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University (2016), and the Texas A&M University Recognition for Student Veteran Support Certificate (September 2015).