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Hershenzon, Daniel

Associate Professor

University of Connecticut, United States


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

University of Michigan, United States


My research interests include the historical anthropology of the Mediterranean, early modern Spanish history, the history and historiography of expansion and empire, violence and exchange and history of religion in the Early Modern period.
I received my Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan in May 2011. I received my B.A. in History (summa cum laude) and Philosophy (magna cum laude) from the University of Tel Aviv in 2002. My dissertation, ‘Early Modern Spain and the Creation of the Mediterranean: Captivity, Commerce, and Knowledge’, examines how 'the Mediterranean' was created between the 1580s and 1700s through cross-boundary maritime practices such as piracy, captivity, and ransom, and the production and circulation of social, religious, and economic discourses on the Maghrib and Spain. In September 2012, I will start teaching as Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Connecticut.
During my stay at the European University Institute, I will be working on a book manuscript based on my dissertation, and on an article on a comparative history of Mediterraneanization.
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