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KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2011
Professorin für Geschichte des Mittelalters, Universidad de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spanien

Ana Echevarría teaches Medieval History in the Department of Medieval History and Palaeography at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid, and in the Graduate Program in the same Department. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Spanish Program at Madrid of New York University. Before taking up these positions in 2000, she held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UNED in Madrid from 1998 to 2000, and worked in several publishing companies. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from different institutions, to conduct research work at Edinburgh University, UCLA, Rice University, and libraries in several countries. Her most recent book, The City of the Three Mosques: Ávila and its Muslims in the Middle Ages (Reichert, in press), has been awarded the International Prize for Research on the Culture and History of Al-Andalus by the Al-Babtain Foundation (Kuwait).

Ana Echevarría studies the relations between Christianity and Islam in the Iberian Peninsula, with an emphasis on issues such as polemics, conversion and the situation of religious minorities under Christian rule. Her recent projects include a new focus on the assimilation of Christian communities by Islam in the Early Middle Ages, trying to set the Iberian Peninsula in a broader Mediterranean context. During her time in Bochum she will carry out a research project entitled “Muslims as Heretics in Spanish Medieval Sources”.


  • Ph.D., History, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1995
  • B.A., Medieval History, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1990

KHK Fellowship

Duration: April 2011 – March 2012
Project: Muslims as Heretics in Spanish Medieval Sources

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