Denise Filios

Denise Filios portrait
Spanish & Portuguese
University of Iowa

Denise K. Filios specializes in the literature and culture of medieval Iberia. She has published various articles on medieval and modern versions of the Griselda legend in Europe and North Africa and on stories about the Muslim conquest of Iberia in Hispano-Latin and Arabic historiography. As the former coordinator of the Middle East and Muslim World Studies group, she has experience collaborating with various units within the University of Iowa and organizing scholarly and outreach events. In collaboration with Linda Kroon of the Women’s Resource and Action Center, she organized “Daughters of Shahrazade Face to Face: Cultural Encounters through the Arts of Middle Eastern Women,” funded by the Year of the Arts and Humanities, in 2005.