Seher Rowther completed her Masters in Spanish at UC Riverside. Her current research focuses on medieval imagery in modern media and reading the re-imaginings of Iberian conquests and of Al-Andaluz as manifested in a postcolonial context within contemporary fiction and film.  Her interests include investigating the “aesthetics of absence” within literary and visual representation, the economic and materialist representation of gender across medieval and modern narratives, reading eco-criticism in medieval Iberia, and the legacy of mixing visual and non-visual literacy, extending from tapestries and codices to comics and graphic novels.