Research Focus Group Talk: Mediterranean Displacements: Morisco Migration in the Sixteenth Century

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Mayte Green-Mercado

April 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


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Mayte Green-Mercado - Mediterranean Displacements: Morisco Migration in the Sixteenth Century

Please join us for a talk with Dr. Mayte Green-Mercado (Professor of History at Rutgers University–Newark) on the displacement of Moriscos —Iberian Muslims forcibly converted to Catholicism in the first two decades of the sixteenth century. In this discussion of an ethno-religious minority group, we will be exploring the possibilities of undisciplining and redisciplining histories of race and race-making in the premodern Mediterranean.

Mayte Green-Mercado received her B.A. in European History from the University of Puerto Rico, and her Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at The University of Chicago, specializing in Islamic Studies. Before coming to Rutgers, she was Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Minor in the History Department. She teaches courses on Islamic Civilization, Islamic history in Spain and North Africa, and early modern Mediterranean history. Her courses deal with questions of religion, politics, identity, and race and ethnicity in the medieval and early modern periods. She is the author of Visions of Deliverance: Moriscos and the Politics of Prophecy in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Cornell University Press, December 2019). Her current book project is concerned with histories of displacement, migration, and refugees in the early modern Mediterranean.

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Sponsored by the IHC’s Un-disciplining Premodern Histories of Race and Gender Research Focus Group



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