Maxim Rigaux


Religion and Empire


Maxim Rigaux is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Ghent University and an affiliated member of the ERC-project WINK (“Women’s Invisible Ink”), hosted at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. After obtaining his PhD at Ghent University in September 2018, Maxim was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago. Maxim specializes in the cultural and literary histories of the early modern Iberian world. His main interests include the interactions between Latin and the vernacular languages, women’s writing, early modern festive culture and multilingualism. Maxim is co-founder of the research group RELICS (Researchers of European Literary Identity, Cosmopolitanism and the Schools) and editor-in-chief of the open access journal JOLCEL (Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Schools). He has been awarded with fellowships by the Belgian American Educational Foundation, the Fulbright commission and the Renaissance Society of America.