Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin
How can distinctive, original scholarship encourage the pursuit of justice in society or the academy? In this new speaker series, scholars who have made indelible statements in both areas discuss the conditions of their work and how their political and intellectual investments inform each other.
Following the lecture on September 23, join Professor Cañizares-Esguerra and Humanities Center Director Roland Greene for a conversation about political engagement on Hispanic issues. It will be of special interest to graduate students who seek to cultivate careers that make a difference in the world as well as their field.
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra is the Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He works on early modern Atlantic history, the history of science and colonialism; the history of knowledge; and colonial Spanish and British America. He has also authored several books: How to Write the History of the New World (Stanford 2001); Puritan Conquistadors (Stanford 2006); and Nature, Empire, and Nation (Stanford 2007).