National Council for Scientific Research, CSIC
Selma Ruben Fellowship

Research Topic

The Hebrew Bible and the Vernacular in 13th-Century Castile


Esperanza Alfonso is Research Fellow at the Center for Social and Human Sciences, Spanish National Research Council. She authored Islamic Culture through Jewish Eyes: Al-Andalus from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century (2007); and coedited Late Medieval Jewish Identities: Iberia and Beyond (2010). At the Katz Center, Alfonso will examine thirteenth-century vernacular translations of the Hebrew Bible.


1998–1999 (1)

Analyzing simultaneously medieval poetry and the texts and philosophical issues of the Haskalah.


Devoting intense study to a complex century characterized by the entanglement of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim life.