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Alex Mizumoto-Gitter

Graduate Student
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3619


I am interested in family and gender dynamics in the early modern Italian and Spanish worlds and how these helped to shape group identity. I study the fluidity of group ties and how personal connections between the nobility shaped the formation of early modern states.

Advised by Luis Corteguera

Dissertation Title: "Princes and Popes: Family Ties and the Creation of the Early Modern State"

Selected Publications

"Narrativizing the Self: Niccolò Machiavelli's use of Cesare Borgia in The Prince " UCLA Historical Journal (forthcoming)

Selected Presentations

  • “From Rome to Gandía: Family Networks and Family Loyalty in the Early Modern Mediterranean World,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Milwaukee, October 2017
  • “To Make a Prince: Medieval Masculine and Noble Tropes in Machiavelli's Cesare Borgia,” Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis, June 2016
  • “We Have Walked on Him Gently: The Use of the Individual in Shaping Historical Memory and Local Identity,”   KAW Valley Conference, Lawrence, April 2016

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