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Position: Senior Researcher
Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y del Próximo Oriente (ILC), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
13: Early Modern: R
Regional and National (i.e. in North Africa, Greece, Eastern Europe, Germany, Middle East, Spain, India, South America, United States, etc): TR
18: Epigraphy: R
19: Palaeography: R
10. Jewish Studies and Resources: R
79: Bibliography: R
I am a senior research fellow in Hispano-Jewish history at the Department of Jewish and Islamic Studies of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid. My research interests include different aspects of the society, economy, and culture of the Iberian Jews, and the processes of religious conversion during the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. I am working on the research project Ginze Sefarad (Jewish archival documentary heritage from Spain and Portugal). In the past, I held visiting appointments at the EHESS (Paris), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, and Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Among my recent publications:
(2022), “Deserving Poor and Rota Fortunae in Hispano-Jewish Society: A Preliminary Assessment,” in N. Jaspert (ed.), Ibero-Mediävistik. Grundlagen, Potentiale und Perspectiven eines internationalem Forschungsfeldes (Münster: LIT-Verlag), 477-497.
(2020), “Una obra reçia, bella y buena: Los capítoles de la reforma de la sinagoga Mayor de Huesca y su aljama de judíos (1469),” Tamid 15, 243-281.
(2020) “«Cleanse Me from my Sin». The Social and Cultural Vicissitudes of a Converso Family in Fifteenth-Century Castile,” in P. Maciejko, Th. Dunkelgrün (eds.), Bastards and Believers: Converts and Conversion between Judaism and Christianity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press).
(2018) “’Light at the End of the Tunnel’: A Jewish Confraternity, Dowries, and Charity,” The Jewish Quarterly Review 108/3, 371-375.
(2018) “Entangled Dowries of Converts in Early Modern Navarre,” in A. Bar-Levav, C. D. Stuczynski (eds.), The Path to Modernity. Tribute to Yosef Kaplan (Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center), *144-*176.
(2018) “The Orphans’ Portion and the Jews of Miranda do Douro in 1490,” in C. D. Stuczynski, B. Feitler (eds.), Portuguese Jews, New Christians, New Jews (Leiden: Brill), 102-119.