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Hesselgrave House 102
(802) 443-5792
Office Hours
Mon 12:45-3:15 PM, Thu 2:30-4:00 PM, or by appointment
Additional Programs
Civil Rights and Title IX Office

Miguel Fernandez, Chief Diversity Officer and Interim Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator, oversees the College’s civil rights prevention, education, and response efforts. He also oversees the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI), which serves as a hub for education, support services, advocacy and accountability related to diversity, equity and inclusion at Middlebury. Miguel works on faculty diversity initiatives, serves as liaison to the Posse Foundation and the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO), and supports the Vice President of Student Affairs on student life issues related to diversity and inclusion. Miguel has been a professor in the Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies since 1995. He holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in Hispanic Studies and both a B.A. and an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. Miguel’s primary field of study is 19th-century Argentine literature with a focus on the gauchesca.  He is co-director and editor for Latin American literature and cultures of Decimonónica, a journal of 19th-century Hispanic cultural production. Miguel has served as both Chair of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and Director of Latin American Studies. His teaching and research interests include 19th- and 20th-century Latin American literature and cultures; Hispanic theatre and performance studies; literature and the environment; and Spanish language pedagogy.