María Fernández is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Cornell University. Her research interests include the history and theory of digital art, postcolonial and gender studies, Latin American art and architecture and the intersections of these fields. She is the author of Cosmopolitanism in Mexican Visual Culture (Texas University Press 2014) for which she was awarded the Arvey Prize by the Association for Latin American Art in 2015. She edited Latin American Modernisms and Technology (Cornell Institute of Comparative Modernities and Africa World Press 2018). With Faith Wilding and Michelle Wright she edited Domain Errors: Cyberfeminist Practices (Autonomedia 2002).
Her work appears in several journals and volumes including The Art of Art History edited by Donald Preziosi (Oxford University Press, 2009), White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980 edited by Paul Brown et al., (MIT Press, 2008) At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet edited by Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark (MIT Press, 2005) and Feminist Visual Culture edited by Amelia Jones (Routledge, 2003.) She is now writing a book on the work of the British cybernetician, Gordon Pask and working on a project on the relations among feminist art, new materialisms and posthumanism.