This profile was current as of 2015, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison) is the Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. A Kellogg visiting fellow for the 201415 academic year, his research encompasses early modern Atlantic history, history of science and colonialism, history of knowledge, and colonial Spanish and British America.
At Kellogg, Cañizares-Esguerra will work on the book manuscript, Bible and Empire: The Old Testament in the Spanish Monarchy, from Columbus to the Wars of Independence, which explores how the Old Testament shaped the culture of the global Spanish monarchy, impacting understandings of empire, gender, race, and religion. The work seeks to resurrect cultural dimensions of Spanish America that radically challenge many of our assumptions about the colonial legacy.
His award-winning books include Puritan Conquistadors (2006) and Nature, Empire, and Nation: Explorations of the History of Science in the Iberian World (2007), both from Stanford University Press, and The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade (coedited, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013). How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Stanford University Press, 2001) received two American Historical Association awardsthe James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History and the John Edwin Fagg Prize for Spanish and Latin American Historyand was cited among the best books of the year by The Economist.