Eric Calderwood

 Eric Calderwood

Contact Information

3023 Foreign Languages Building
Assistant Professor

Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • North African Literature and Film
  • Al-Andalus (Medieval Muslim Iberia)
  • Modern Spanish Literature and Film
  • Arabic Literature
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Historiography
  • Travel Writing
  • Catalan Literature and Culture


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011
  • B.A., Brown University, 2003

Selected Publications


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Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture Cambridge Harvard University Press 2018.

Journal Articles

‘In Andalucía, There Are No Foreigners’: Andalucismo from Transperipheral Critique to Colonial Apology Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 15 4 2015, p. 399-417.
The Invention of al-Andalus: Discovering the Past and Creating the Present in Granada's Islamic Tourism Sites The Journal of North African Studies 19 1 2014, p. 27-55.
The Beginning (or End) of Moroccan History: Historiography, Translation, and Modernity in Ahmad b. Khalid al-Nasiri and Clemente Cerdeira International Journal of Middle East Studies 44 3 2012, p. 399-420.

Book Contributions

Calderwood, Eric Proyectando al-Andalus: Alegorías andalusíes en el cine árabe moderno Andalusíes: Antropología e historia cultural de una elite marroquí edited by José Antonio González Alcantud, edited by Sandra Rojo Flores. Proyectando al-Andalus: Alegorías andalusíes en el cine árabe moderno Edited by José Antonio González Alcantud, Edited by Sandra Rojo Flores, Madrid Abada 2015, p. 213-240.


The Reconquista of the Mosque of Cordoba Foreign Policy April 10 2015.
Study Abroad Harvard Review 40 2011, p. 210-218.
The Road to Damascus New England Review 31.3 2010, p. 168-175.
Letter from Algeria: Waiting for a Goal The American Scholar Fall 2010, p. 6-11.
Letter from Madrid McSweeney's Quarterly 34 2010, p. 13-15.
The Blind Plumber of Tetouan Virginia Quarterly Review Winter 2010, p. 102-113.
Letter from Morocco: The Living and the Dead The American Scholar Fall 2009, p. 7-11.