Flora Cassen

Associate Professor of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies and of History
PhD, New York University
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contact info:

office hours:

  • ON LEAVE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 - 2020

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1062
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Professor Cassen's 2017 book, Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols, published by Cambridge University Press, offers an analysis of the discriminatory marks that the Jews were compelled to wear in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

Her second book project studies how Italian Jews became subjects of the Spanish Empire in the sixteenth century, and how they understood the empire’s colonial endeavors in the Americas. She is also working on a short textbook on antisemitism, which is under contract with Routledge.

Selected Publications

Books

Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion, and the Power of Symbols (Cambridge UP, 2017)