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Current Member

Esther Liberman Cuenca

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Assistant Professors

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Urban History, Legal History, Medievalism

Home Institution

University of Houston–Victoria

Esther Liberman Cuenca is writing a book on urban identity and the development of customary law from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Her work uncovers the origins of bourgeois status in medieval England and how administrators articulated the 'common good' in towns. She is also editing a teaching text on medieval culture in cinema.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
current

Degrees

Fordham University
Ph.D.
2019
California State University, Long Beach
M.A.
2007
Loyola Marymount University
B.A.
2002
Loyola Marymount University
B.A.
2002

Honors

2016-17
Schallek Fellowship, Medieval Academy of America
2022
Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society
2021
Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize, Medieval Academy of America
2013
Schallek Award, Medieval Academy of America

Appointments

University of Houston-Victoria
2019
Assistant Professor of History