Patricia Timmons joined the Department of Hispanic Studies in 2004. She is Instructional Associate Professor. She holds an M.A. from Texas A&M and earned her Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin. Specializing in the vernacular poetry of medieval Spain, Dr. Timmons’s main area of research focuses on the works of the thirteenth-century Riojan poet, Gonzalo de Berceo. She is co-author with Robert Boenig of Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin: A Translation and a Study (Ashgate 2012), and her essay “Convivencia and Conversion in Gonzalo de Berceo’s ‘El judïezno’,” appears in Marginal Voices: Studies in Converso Literature of Medieval and Renaissance Spain (Eds. Amy Aronson-Friedman and Gregory Kaplan, Brill 2012). She participates regularly in the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) conference, and recent papers she has presented there include “Gonzalo de Berceo’s Los signos del Juicio Final as Doctrinal Text in a Context of Reconquest,” “Thanatos, Eros, and Eschatological Duality in Gonzalo de Berceo’s Vida de Santa Oria,” and “Faith vs. Reason: Theological Polemics in Gonzalo de Berceo’s ‘El mercader de Bizancio’.” She currently serves as manager of Spanish tutoring in the Language Support Office.