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Mayte Green-Mercado received her BA in European History from the University of Puerto Rico, and her PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at The University of Chicago, specializing in Islamic Studies. Before coming to Rutgers, she was Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She is the director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Minor in the History Department. She teaches courses on Islamic Civilization, Islamic history in Spain and North Africa, and early modern Mediterranean history. Her courses deal with questions of religion, politics, identity, and race and ethnicity in the medieval and early modern periods.
Her current book project is concerned with histories of displacement, migration, and refugees in the early modern Mediterranean.
History of Islamic Civilization to 1500
Al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Iberia
Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Mediterranean Crossings: Refugees, Migration, and Displacements (1492-today)
Malta and the Mediterranean World (Study Abroad Program in Malta)
Western Civilization, I (Changchun, China)
Rutgers Global, Internationalizing the Curriculum, Rutgers University
Research Council Subvention Grant, Rutgers University
Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities
Fulbright IIE Research Grant, Spain
Visions of Deliverance. Moriscos and the Politics of Prophecy in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Cornell University Press, December 2019)
Guest Editor Special Issue:
Speaking the End Times: Early Modern Politics from Iberia to Central Asia, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (JESHO) 61 (2018).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
"Speaking the End Times: Early Modern Politics from Iberia to Central Asia: An Introduction," JESHO 61 (2018): 1-17.
"Morisco Prophecies at the French Court (1602-1607)." JESHO 61 (2018): 91-123.
"The Mahdi in Valencia: Messianism, Apocalypticism, and Morisco Rebellions in Late Sixteenth-Century Spain." Medieval Encounters 19 (2013): 193-220.
“The Forced Conversion and the Moriscos.” In Handbook on Muslim Iberia, ed. Maribel Fierro, 552-571, Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, 2021.
“Mediterranean Apocalypticism: An Introduction.” In Handbook of Prophecies and Millenarianism, vol 2, ed. L. Laborie et al. 1-19, Leiden: Brill, 2020,.
"Ethnic Groups in Renaissance Spain." In A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance. Edited by Hilaire Kallendorf, 121-140. Leiden, Brill: 2019.