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Nicholas Jones

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Nicholas R. Jones (Yale University) is the former King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center’s Scholar-in-Residence at New York University (2021-2022). He is the author of the prize-winning Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press, May 2019) and co-editor of Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology (Palgrave, December 2018) and Pornographic Sensibilities: Imagining Sex and the Visceral in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production (Routledge, January 2021) with Chad Leahy. Jones also co-edits The Routledge Critical Junctures in Global Early Modernities book series with Derrick Higginbotham. Jones’s research has been generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as has held visiting professorships at Georgetown University and New York University. His new, single-authored book, Cervantine Blackness, will be published in November 2024 by Penn State University Press.

Upcoming Tours

Cruising Southern Spain and Portugal

8-9 days | Starting at: $6,970
Sep 16, 2025 - Sep 24, 2025

From Lisbon to Barcelona aboard the 184-guest Le Dumont d'Urville or Le Laperouse
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