Past Member

Patrick J. O'Banion

Historical Studies
Field of Study
Religious Life in Early Modern Spain
From 1/2017 – 6/2017:

Patrick O’Banion’s project explores the relationship between Christianity and Islam in early modern Spain. Baptized Muslims, or Moriscos, underwent a coerced conversion to Christianity early in the sixteenth century and a forced expulsion a century later, leading historians to depict Moriscos as homogenous, disempowered, and passive. This project explores the Castilian town of Deza, an example that suggests that Moriscos were variegated and active.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
1/20176/2017 Spring
Saint Louis University Ph.D., 2009