Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies Medieval Studies

Eric Calderwood

ASST PROF of Medieval Studies,Spanish and Portuguese, and Jewish Culture and Society

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • North African Literature and Film
  • Al-Andalus (Medieval Muslim Iberia)
  • Modern Spanish Literature and Film
  • Arabic Literature
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Historiography
  • Travel Writing
  • Catalan Literature and Culture


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011
  • B.A., Brown University, 2003



  • Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture. . Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018.

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Book Contributions

  • Calderwood, Eric. "Proyectando al-Andalus: Alegorías andalusíes en el cine árabe moderno." Andalusíes: Antropología e historia cultural de una elite marroquí. . Ed. José Antonio González Alcantud and Sandra Rojo Flores. Madrid: Abada, 2015. 213-240.

Journal Articles

  • "‘In Andalucía, There Are No Foreigners’: Andalucismo from Transperipheral Critique to Colonial Apology." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 15.4 (2015): 399-417.
  • "The Invention of al-Andalus: Discovering the Past and Creating the Present in Granada's Islamic Tourism Sites." The Journal of North African Studies 19.1 (2014): 27-55.
  • "The Beginning (or End) of Moroccan History: Historiography, Translation, and Modernity in Ahmad b. Khalid al-Nasiri and Clemente Cerdeira." International Journal of Middle East Studies 44.3 (2012): 399-420.


  • "The Reconquista of the Mosque of Cordoba." Foreign Policy. April 10, 2015. <>.
  • "Study Abroad." Harvard Review. 40, 2011. 210-218.
  • "The Road to Damascus." New England Review. 31.3, 2010. 168-175.
  • "Letter from Algeria: Waiting for a Goal." The American Scholar. Fall, 2010. 6-11.
  • "Letter from Madrid." McSweeney's Quarterly. 34, 2010. 13-15.
  • "The Blind Plumber of Tetouan." Virginia Quarterly Review. Winter, 2010. 102-113.
  • "Letter from Morocco: The Living and the Dead." The American Scholar. Fall, 2009. 7-11.

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