María Fernández-Shaw

María Fernández-Shaw

Liberal Studies Department

Office hours: Monday to Tuesday, by appointment

  • Professor of Art History and Culture &  Civilization of Spain
  • Ph.D. in Geography and History (Art History), Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado.
  • M.A. in Cultural Management, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset of Madrid
  • B.A. and M.A. in Geography and History (Art History), Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura.


Areas of Interest and Research

  • Mudejar art and architecture, wooden carpentry
  • History of European Painting
  • Teaching Spanish through paintings
  • The image of Spain


Short Biography

Professor Fernández-Shaw is an Art History Professor (US Universities, Spanish Universities, lectures, seminars, symposia and congresses in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Canada and US.). Lecturer and Project Coordinator for Travel Around Art. Visiting professor  in Ohio State University, University of Minnesota and others in the US.

Has worked as Director of International Programs in Fundacion Ortega y Gasset in Madrid .

She has promoted intercultural and international educational projects for students and professionals between Spain and the US.  She is the President of the Guillermo Fernández-Shaw Association (writer of Zarzuelas ),



  • Fernández-Shaw, M. (in preparation, 2016). Coffered Mudejar ceilings in Early Modern Spain (Techumbres mudéjares en la España Moderna). International Congress for Society of Architectural  Historians, Pasadena (US)
  • Fernández-Shaw, M. (2011). Zarzuela, nuestro género lírico (Zarzuela, our lyrical genre). Fundación Suárez Zuloaga, Madrid.
  • Fernández-Shaw, M. (1997). Ars Moriendi: Images of the Spanish Art (Ars Moriendi: Imágenes del arte español).  European Journal of Palliative Care, vol. 4, nº 5: 164-168.
  • Fernández-Shaw, M. (1994). Carpintería de lo Blanco en la provincia de Ávila (Wooden carpentry in the province of Avila). Ed. Universidad Complutense. Madrid. ISBN-84-8466-043-5
  • Fernández-Shaw, M. (1996). Bibliografía sobre arte mudéjar (Bibliography of Mujejar Art). El arte mudéjar: 261-265. (Proyecto ACALAPI, UNESCO). Ibercaja, Zaragoza.
  • Fernández-Shaw, M. (1994). Coros y sotocoros en las iglesias parroquiales de la provincia de Avila (wooden tribunes and choirs in the parished churches of the province of Avila). Anales de la Historia del Arte, nº 4: 383-391. Ed. Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
  • Fernández-Shaw, M. et al (1993). Coordination and text of the catalogue of the exhibition 70 años de Revista de Occidente. Ed. Electa, Madrid
  • Fernández-Shaw, M. (1987). Historia y Etnología (History and Ethnology) by Claude Lévi Strauss. Translation for Revista de Occidente, nº 77: 59-85