New Christians and the Romance of Convivencia: History versus Memory

Part of the Fall 2019 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series 

David Graizbord, Associate Professor, The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, University of Arizona

David will address the various long-standing myths in the history of inter-ethnic and interreligious identities in medieval and early modern Iberia. His aim is to re-ground discussion of these subjects in a realistic and informed approach. Dr. Graizbord received his PhD in History at the University of Michigan in 2000, and has several major publications including: “Souls in Dispute: Converso Identities in Iberia and the Jewish Diaspora, 1580-1700” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), “Jewish History/Historiya Yehudit: Special Issue on Portuguese New Christian Identities, 1516-1700” (Graizbord & Stuczynski, 2011), and his forthcoming publication “The New Zionists: Young American Jews, Jewish National Identity, and Israel” (Lexington books).


10 a.m. Dec. 24, 2019