Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Early Modern Europe, Spain, and Latin America
Professor Mary Halavais studies the Spanish Empire; her research has taken her to Spain and Morocco, as well as to Oxford, England. Her monograph on Morisco-Christian interactions in Aragon won the American Historical Association's Gutenberg-e Prize and is part of the ALCS Humanities online collection, and her work has been funded by Mellon, Ford and NEH grants. Her current research, on the Moriscos exiled from Spain in the 17th century, was recently presented at the EUI Mediterranean Research Meeting in Montecatini, Italy. A resident of Sonoma County, Halavais taught courses at San Quentin Prison and has been on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Shelter Network. She earned her Ph.D. in Early Modern Europe at the University of California, San Diego, and her B.A. in History fromt he University of Maryland, College Park.
Like Wheat to the Miller: Community, Convivencia and the Construction of Morisco Identity in 16th Century Aragon. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. (Also available as an ebook on the ACLS Humanities site, and as part of the AHA's Gutenberg-e Project.)