Uni-Tübingen

Dr. Laura Dierksmeier (Melkonian)

Contact

Department for History

SFB 1070
Gartenstr. 29

Room 306

72074 Tübingen

e-mail:  laura.dierksmeier[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Project

C 05: Island Economies A Comparative Study of Late Medieval and Early Modern Island Communities

 

Academic Career

University Degrees

2012 - 2016

Ph.D.: Early Modern History, Universität Tübingen (Germany)

2010 - 2012

Master: Spanish, Simmons College (USA)

2002 - 2007 Bachelors: Spanish, Stonehill College (USA)

Working Groups

seit 2018

Council of Trent: "Trento en el Mundo hispánico: Renovación individual, social y cultural," University of Pamplona, Spain

seit  2017

Insularitäten, Comparative Case Studies in Resource Use Between Isolated and Interconnected Life Worlds, University of Tuebingen

Workshop Organisation

Teaching Experience

WS 2014/15

Universität Tübingen – Hauptseminar (BA/MA Seminar), co-taught with Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr Geschichte der spanischen Inquisition in Spanien und Spanischamerika (History of the Spanish Inquisition in Spain and Latin America)

WS 2015/16

Universität Tübingen – Tutorium (Teaching Assistant)

Geschichte Spanishamerikas in der Frühen Neuzeit (History of Early Modern Spanish America)

SS 2016

Universität Tübingen- Tutorium (Teaching Assistant)

Mikroskop und Fernglas - Wissenschaftsrevolutionen und Forschungsalltag in der Frühen Neuzeit

(Microscope and Telescope - Scientific Revolution and the Early Modern Research Landscape)

Akademic Career

seit Juli 2017

Postdoc in DFG SFB 1070 RessourcenKulturen, Teilprojekt C05 "Island Economies - A Comparative Study of Late Medieval and Early Modern Island Communities", Universität Tübingen

April 2016 - March 2017

Postdoc in the DFG Research Group: Grk1662 "Religious Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe, 800-1800," Universität Tübingen

Nov. 2012 - March 2016

Universität Tübingen, Early Modern History Department
Research Assistant

Sep. 2010 - Oct. 2011 Simmons College, Center for Community Service, Boston, MA, USA
Staff Writer, Archival Researcher, Program Coordinator

More Professional Experience

2010 - 2012

Amnesty International, Boston, MA: Club Advisor, Regional Coordinator

2010 - 2011

Americorps, Boston, MA, USA (U.S. Government Community Service Program)

2009 - 2012

Kids in Need of Defence (KIND), Boston, MA: Volunteer, Interpreter

July 2009 - Aug. 2009

Villar Arregui, Abogados, Madrid, Spain

Internship: Legal Research Assistant / Translator

May 2007 - May 2009

Pappas and Lenzo Attorneys at Law, Boston, MA, USA

Immigration Paralegal / Translator

Jan. 2007 - May 2007

Defensa Legal, Madrid, Spain

Internship: Translator and Interpreter / Paralegal

Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2007

Law Offices of Peter T. Clark, Mansfield, MA, USA

Legal Assistant

2005 - 2006

Latin American Health Care Institute, MA: Volunteer, Interpreter

2002 - 2004

American Red Cross, Brockton, MA: Volunteer

Community Service (Selection)

2010 - 2012

Amnesty International, Boston, MA: Club Advisor, Regional Coordinator

2010 - 2011

Americorps, Boston, MA, USA (U.S. Government Community Service Program)

2009 - 2012 Kids in Need of Defence (KIND), Boston, MA: Volunteer, Interpreter
2008 - 2011 Refugee Immigration Ministry, Malden, MA: Trauma Counselor and Resettlement Volunteer
2005 - 2006 Latin American Health Care Institute, MA: Volunteer, Interpreter
2002 - 2004 American Red Cross, Brockton, MA: Volunteer

 

Awards und Affiliations

Academic Affiliations

seit 2018

Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands

seit 2015

Förderverein Geschichte Universität Tübingen

seit 2013 Confraternitas, University of Toronto
seit 2012 Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos
seit 2012 Hispanic American Historical Review
seit 2011 American History Association
seit 2011 Latin American Studies Association
seit 2011 Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Awards

2017

Bartolomé de las Casas Dissertation Prize (Fribourg University, Schweiz)

2015 Latin American Studies Association Travel Grant
2014 Academy of American Franciscan History Fellowship
2011 Distinguished Graduate Student for Civic Engagement Award
2006 Community Service Leadership Award
2006

President, Spanish Honors Society

 

Research Focuses

  • Comparative Island Studies
  • History of Water Scarcity in Spain
  • Missionary Science and Indigenous Medicine in Latin America
  • Early Modern Mexican Confraternities
  • History of Banned Books and Newspapers in the Atlantic World