Gabriel Mordoch

Graduate Teaching Associate
Graduate Student

Gabriel Mordoch was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the University of São Paulo, and a M.A. in Jewish Languages and Literatures from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gabriel is currently a Melton Center for Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow, and his Ph.D. project focuses on New-Christian literature in the context of travel writing. The main question his research addresses is how the religious, social and legal status of New-Christian travelers have influenced their discourse on the Iberian imperial expansion and evangelization overseas during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Areas of Expertise
  • New-Christians, Conversos and Crypto-Jews
  • Sephardic Studies
  • Luso-Brazilian Literature and Cultures
  • B.A., University of São Paulo, 2006
  • M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University (in progress)

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