About Hernan Matzkevich
My Ph.D. from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, which I completed in June 2017, investigated the reception of Neo-Platonism among exiled Sephardic authors in sixteenth-century Italy and seventeenth-century Amsterdam. I focused my analysis on Leone Ebreo and Abraham Cohen de Herrera.
My Ph.D. from Purdue University, which I defended in November 2021, focused on Judeo-Hispanic literature. This research analyzed the hyphenated identity of Jewish-Iberian authors in Amsterdam during the seventeenth century, focusing on Menasseh ben Israel, Daniel de Barrios, and Abraham Gómez Silveira. More specifically, I inquired on the influence and reception of Spanish Golden Age peninsular literature on the authors mentioned above and how these blended such influence with Jewish cultural traditions.
I taught almost all Spanish levels at Purdue, including introductory, intermediate language classes and advanced culture, history, and literature classes.