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Jewish/Converso Food and Racial Profiling in Fifteenth-Century Spain


February 11, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Bldg. 360, CCSRE Conference Room

Lecture by Ana Bravo-Gomez (University of Washington). Co-sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, the Department of Religious Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum. Free and open to the public.

Professor Gómez-Bravo received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Her main research areas are medieval and early modern Spanish literature, rhetoric and poetics, and theories of ethnic and gender difference.

Currently, Professor Gómez-Bravo is working on a book-length project on the relation between food and ethnic identity, and in particular the attention paid by the Inquisition to food practices of Jews and Muslims leading to the exercise of racial profiling. She is also studying the ways in which these inquisitorial methods were applied in later centuries to other groups such as Native Americans and ethnic minorities.