College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

EFL Prof. Marta Albalá Pelegrín selected as an NEH Summer Scholar

Marta Albalá Pelegrín EFL Assistant Professor Marta Albalá Pelegrín has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar in the 2015 NEH Institute, Negotiating Identities: Expression and Representation in the Christian-Jewish-Muslim Mediterranean, Barcelona, Spain from July 5 to August 1, 2015.

The Institute, lead by Brian Catlos (Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Research Associate in Humanities at the University of California Santa Cruz) and Sharon Kinoshita (Professor of World Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz), involves a rethinking of the history of the later Middle Ages (c. 1000–1500) through the optic of the Mediterranean, emphasizing questions of religious and ethnic pluralisms, cultural contact, hybridity, transculturation, and the negotiation of identities.

This Institute provides medievalists, and 15th century scholars, trained in comparative work, with the conceptual and methodological tools to engage effectively with Mediterranean Studies as a frame for both research and teaching, and introduces them to practical work being carried out in a number of disciplines, represented in the research of the seminar's diverse faculty.

For more information on the NEH Summer Institute: http://www.nehsummerinstitute.org