Miguel Ibañez Aristondo

Miguel Ibañez Aristondo
Graduate Student Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Address
    Casa Hispánica
    Department of Latin American & Iberian Cultures
    612 W. 116th Street
    New York, NY 10027
  • Office Hours
    By appointment
  • Fax
    (212) 854-5322
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Miguel Ibanez Aristondo holds a Licenciatura in French Philology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), and MA in Theory and Practice of Language and the Arts from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Before coming to Columbia, Miguel taught Spanish language and literature to undergraduate students at the ESCP-Europe (Paris), and at the Institut d'Études Ibériques et Latino-américaines of Paris IV-Sorbonne University.

Miguel research and teaching interests include Early Modern Iberian Cultural Productions, Literary Sudies, Material and Visual Culture, Cultural History of Science and Religion, and Global History. Miguel research project analyzes cultural practices related to the study of nature in the early modern Iberian worlds. This research project explores the history of scientific observations and the impact that the global circulation of visual and textual supports played in transforming cultural practices related to natural history.

Academic Statement

I conceive my courses in close dialogue with my ongoing research projects. In my courses, my students participate in exploring materials that are part of my research work. To do so, I design syllabi and pedagogical guides with the purpose of introducing students to the topics of my research field work: early modern period, material and visual culture, history of the book, cultural history of science and religion, and global and connected history. In my class, I always encourage students to explore beyond their own framework of interests, expanding their creativity and bringing an open-minded approach to the group. Furthermore, working with images, objects, and literary sources, I encourage my students to explore the role that the information and communication technologies of our present time play in reflecting a new methodological perspective to the study of Iberian cultures during the early modern period.