Articles

Scholarly con­tri­bu­tions and monographs.

Response –Nájera

Issue 07 — Spring 2021 — Session 03
Con­tem­porary Pasts
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Published on March 11, 2021
As one pos­sible horizon for our con­ver­sation, Hussein Fancy’s rereading of the notion of con­vivencia dis­lodges it from the binary aca­demic dis­course into which it has become locked since the bitter debates between Américo Castro and Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz over Spain’s identity in relation to its medieval Iberian past.

Masso-Mafia –Ben-Yehoyada

Issue 07 — Spring 2021 — Session 03
Con­tem­porary Pasts
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Published on February 9, 2021
Over the past six years or so, several ini­tia­tives have sought to expand the reach of the Anti­mafia criminal justice project beyond the strictly-defined realm of criminal orga­ni­za­tions of the mafia type.

Con­vivencia –Fancy

Issue 07 — Spring 2021 — Session 03
Con­tem­porary Pasts
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Published on February 9, 2021
“O my friends, there is no friend.”((Derrida uses this aphorism mis­at­tributed to Aris­totle by Mon­taigne.  See Jacques Derrida, Pol­itics of Friendship, trans.

Kinship and the Law –Marglin

Issue 07 — Spring 2021 — Session 03
Con­tem­porary Pasts
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Published on February 9, 2021
(With apologies to friendship, which I will stu­diously ignore)             Nineteenth-century Europe served as the breeding ground of nation­alism in a way that has pro­foundly shaped our world since.

Phantom Africa

Issue 07 — Fall 2020 — Session 02
Con­tem­porary Pasts
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Published on October 30, 2020
Rep­e­tition of inquiry is useless where there is lack of information…What can be said when a con­spiracy of silence is the only response to inquiry?  Manuel Álvares, Etiópia Menor, c.

Colonial Afro-Latin America

Issue 07 — Fall 2020 — Session 02
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Published on October 16, 2020
Born of nineteenth-century nation­alist projects, colonial Latin American studies long focused on iden­ti­fying proto-national sub­jects and aes­thetics to help establish a his­torical lineage for Latin American national identities.

Radical Blackness

Issue 07 — Fall 2020 — Session 02
Con­tem­porary Pasts
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Published on October 15, 2020
One of the doc­u­ments I have been pouring over the past seven years tells of a plot in 1612 by Mexico’s black pop­u­lation to kill all male Spaniards, rape the young, beau­tiful women, and enslave the native population.

On Col­lab­o­ration

Issue 07 — Fall 2020 — Session 01
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Published on September 21, 2020
In this position paper, rather than high­lighting new cor­puses of study or dis­cussing my own par­ticular research, I want to make a more global argument about the position of inter­dis­ci­plinary fields within today’s academy and open up a dis­cussion about what Mediter­ranean studies, Iberian Studies, and early modern His­panism might look like as a set of truly col­lab­o­rative, inter­secting fields.

Black/Early/Iberia

Issue 07 — Fall 2020 — Session 01
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Published on September 2, 2020
My research agenda explores the agency, sub­jec­tivity, and per­for­mance of Black dias­poric iden­tities in early modern Iberia (Por­tugal, Spain, and Valencia) and the Ibero-Atlantic world.