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Tulane University
Spanish & Portuguese Dept.
302 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

phone: (504) 865-5518
fax: (504) 862-8752

Jean Dangler

Jean Dangler
Professor and Chair
Medieval Iberian Studies
(504) 865-5519
Newcomb Hall 304A


Ph.D., 1997, Emory University. Professor Dangler’s research interests include the history of medicine, the history of the body, the history of the Spanish language, multicultural Iberia, theories of alterity, and globalization and the Middle Ages. She is the author of Mediating Fictions: Literature, Women Healers, and the Go-Between in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Bucknell UP, 2001), as well as Making Difference in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (U of Notre Dame P, 2005). Her current book project, Edging Toward Iberia, is a conceptual exploration of how Iberia was conceived in the Middle Ages, and how it is constituted today in the two states of Spain and Portugal.  It demonstrates patent differences between the fluidity of medieval Iberia and the apparent impenetrability of the modern nation-state.  It further contests the supposed resemblance of medieval trade and travel networks and unrestricted movement in modern globalization, arguing that two modern concepts were unheard of in the medieval Mediterranean, namely the sovereign nation and the national border.  Edging Toward Iberia shows the consequences of these differences in African immigration to Spain today. 

Tulane University, Spanish & Portuguese Dept., 304 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5518