Charles Hirschkind: “The Contemporary Afterlife of Moorish Spain”

Charles Hirschkind: “The Contemporary Afterlife of Moorish Spain”

Professor Hirschkind studies how Europe’s Islamic past inhabits its present and unsettles contemporary efforts to secure Europe’s Christian civilizational identity. He analyzes the social and political processes that sustain an active relation to Europe’s Islamic heritage in southern Spain and the potential impact they have on forms of cooperation and responsibility linking Muslim immigrants, Spanish converts, and Andalusian Catholics as subjects of Europe.

Charles Hirschkind is Associate Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.