- Ph.D., Literature, University of Notre Dame, 2016
Bretton Rodriguez completed a Ph.D. in literature at the University of Notre Dame.
He is a specialist in the literature, history, and culture of medieval and early modern Iberia.
His research focuses on the development of historical narratives - chronicles as well as epics, ballads, biographies, and history plays - in medieval Europe. Using the skills of both literary criticism and historical inquiry, he examines the way that medieval histories evolved into sophisticated literary texts, as well as into political propaganda that supported specific rulers, dynasties, communities and ideas.