Zotero usernameStephanie Cavanaugh
I am a historian of the early modern Spanish world and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Early Modern Conversions Project at McGill University.
In 2016, I defended my doctoral thesis, “The Morisco Problem and the politics of belonging in sixteenth-century Valladolid,” and earned my PhD from the Department of History at the University of Toronto, Canada. I have an MA in History from the University of Toronto and a BA in History and English from the University of New Brunswick (in my hometown of Fredericton).
My research interests include religious conversion and colonial encounters in the early modern Spanish world. My dissertation is a study of ideas of difference and belonging in early modern Castile through an analysis of the transformations in political, juridical, and communal identities that formed part of the processes of religious conversion. Building on this work, my postdoctoral research investigates concepts of purity, race, and nation in reference to the forcibly converted Moriscos in the early modern Spanish Empire.
- Roots and Routes 2012: Translation, Mediation, and Circulation
- Roots and Routes 2011: Spatialities and Borderlands
- Roots and Routes 2014: Digital Scholarship and the Premodern Mediterranean
- HISD18 Digital History
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