Charles McDonald is currently the Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University. He received his PhD in anthropology and historical studies from the New School for Social Research in 2019. He is currently working on a book manuscript provisionally titled Return to Sepharad: Jews, Spain, and Europe's Moral Order. His research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Wenner-Gren Foundation, Center for Jewish History, and the Posen Foundation. He has held visiting research positions at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His broader interests include race, religion, and sexuality; citizenship and mobility; conversion, subjectivity, and ethics; liberalism and multiculturalism; historical anthropology; queer studies; and experimental ethnography. Since 2015, he has been the Managing Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) at the New School for Social Research.
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(Con traducción al español)In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella forced those Iberian Jews who had not already converted to Christianity to “choose” betwee... More
Genetic Diaspora: Producing Knowledge of Genes and Jews in Rural South Africa: Supplemental Material
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Rethinking Public Anthropology Through Epistemic Politics and Theoretical Practice: Supplemental Material
Editorial Footnotes Cultural Anthropology has published many articles on activism and social movements, including Kregg Hetherington’s “Beans Before the Law: Kn... More