Elizabeth Terry-Roisin

Assistant Professor


Office: SIPA II 336

Phone: 305-348-9873

Email: eterryro@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Professor Terry-Roisin is an historian of early modern Europe with a particular emphasis on Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean world. She is a second-field medievalist. Her research has been supported by a Franklin Grant from the American Philosophical Society, and she serves on the Advisory Board of the Mediterranean Seminar. Her research interests include the Renaissance in Granada, the empire of Charles V, early modern Genoa, conquistadors, chivalric culture, the military orders, relations between Spain and Italy, the Jesuits, and the Moriscos of Spain. Her first book (in progress), Morisco Knights in Renaissance Spain, which begins in Nasrid Granada, deals with questions of cultural assimilation, the nature of “nobility” in early modern Spain, and the treatment of religious minorities. Beyond her primary areas of expertise, Professor Terry-Roisin is also interested in comparative ideas of the “frontier” in Mediterranean, Spanish, and American history, gardens, Romanticism, memory, and nineteenth-century American attitudes towards Spain. She teaches a range of courses at FIU including History of Spain, Renaissance and Reformation, The Knight, Forgotten Realms, seminars for majors on social and cultural history, and on kingship, and graduate seminars on European history and historiography.