Javier Castaño González

Email: j.castano [at] csic.es
Phone: (+34) 916022413
Office: 1C4
Investigador Científico de OPIS
Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo
Departamento de Estudios Judíos e Islámicos
Group: Judíos y Musulmanes en la Trama Social Mediterránea: Fuentes y Contextos (REDMED)

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Biography

Current Position and Degrees

Tenured scholar in Jewish History, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, since 2002.

Doctorate in History, degree (licenciado) in Hebrew Philology and in History, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

 

Professional Background and Studies

2016-present, co-project leader “Jewish Cultures across Mediterranean Europe” (CSIC-UCM).

2015 (February-June), Dorset Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford.

2014 (October) - 2015 (March), Visiting Professor, Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2013-2017, main researcher, Ginze Sefarad project, MINECO, National plan I+D+i.

2010 (September) - 2011 (June), Maurice Amado Research Fellow, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Philadelphia.

2009 (February-March), Directeur d’études associé, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

2006-2015, Chief-Editor, Sefarad (Journal of Jewish and Sephardic Studies), CSIC.

1998-2002, Assistant Professor, Hebrew and Aramaic Studies Department, UCM.

1996-97, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University.

1995-97, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University.

1994, defense of doctoral dissertation supervised by Prof. M.-A. Ladero Quesada, UCM (Las comunidades de judíos en el obispado de Sigüenza en el siglo xv: vida social y económica/ The Jewish Communities in the Sigüenza District throughout the Fifteenth Century: Social and Economic Aspects).

1993-95, Teaching and Research Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1992-93, Golda Meir Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1991-92, Guest lector in Medieval History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.