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Meritxell Martin-i-Pardo

Meritxell Martin-i-Pardo

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Associations

  • American Academy of Religion
    Member 07/2003 – Current

Education History

  • Ph.D. Department of Religious Studies (05/2005)
    University of Virginia
  • M.A. Department of Religious Studies (05/1999)
    University of Virginia
  • B.A. Philosophy (07/1996)
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Teaching Experience

  • Church and State in Spain from 1492 to the present (Winter 2015)
    • IES Barcelona – Religious Studies / Sociology
    • This course seeks to examine the relationship between church and state in Spain as a strategy to explore current political discussions, such as, debates about citizenship and immigration. Students will be invited to question not only Spain's definitions of "religious diversity," "secularism," and "freedom of conscience."
  • Food as an Expression of Culture (Winter 2015)
    • IES Barcelona – Cultural Studies
    • In this course, we examine the food traditions that unite Spain, as well as those that are distinctive of regional differences. We also examine how globalization affects food culture and regional/national food identity, based on the assumption that the concept of (personal, cultural, regional, national) identity is strongly linked to food.
  • The Iberian Peninsula: Cultures and Religions through the Arts (Winter 2015)
    • IES Barcelona – Art History / Religious Studies
    • This course aims to apply visual arts techniques to the interpretation of the Spanish and European experience of Islam, both in the past (the eight centuries of Islamic presence in Spain) and in Modern and Contemporary times; therefore, the timeframe of the course goes from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century.

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award (11/2014)
    The Excellence in Teaching and Instructor of the Year awards are student nominated, and each year hundreds of students send in their nominations for their favorite instructors.
  • Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships for Research in the Humanities (08/2013)
    In cooperation with the Newberry Library, IES Abroad offers two one-month research fellowships at the Newberry Library.
  • Faculty Development & Research Grant--The University of the South: Sewanee (12/2006)