|Email:||mercedes.garciaarenal 'at' cchs.csic.es|
|Main Country of Residence:||SPAIN|
|Section:||HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY|
Present and Previous Positions
- Research Professor, CCHS-CSIC, Madrid (1990-present).
- Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton (1988-1990).
- Scientific Researcher CSIC, (1986-1990).
- Junior Researcher CSIC (1981-1986).
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (1976-1978).
Fields of Scholarship
- Late Medieval and Early Modern Muslim West (Islam in the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb)
- Religious minorities : Mudejars and Moriscos in Christian Iberia, Jews in Islamic lands
- Conversion, identity, messianism and millenarianism, sainthood and mysticism
- Specific area of current research: religious dissimulation and religious polemics. Doubt and unbelief
Honours and Awards
- 2012 (five years, starting April 2013) Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, "Conversion, Overlapping Religiosities, Polemics and Interaction: Early Modern Iberia and Beyond"
- Invited Professor, Department of History, Princeton University (forthcoming, 2013)
- Invited to deliver the Cochrane Lecture, Department of History, University of Chicago (2010)
- Invited to deliver the Hamilton Gibb Lectures, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University (2008)
- Invited to deliver the Bennett Memorial Lecture, Cambridge University (2006)