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Esther Cuenca

Esther Liberman Cuenca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History


Phone: (361) 570-4340

Email: Esther Liberman Cuenca

Curriculum Vitae


Esther Liberman Cuenca specializes in the history of medieval and early modern Britain. She received her PhD in History from Fordham University. Her current book project, The Making of Urban Law in Medieval England, focuses on the development of law in English towns from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Her scholarship has been published in Urban History, Popular Music, The Paris Review, and History Compass.

Her research interests include the history of the medieval world, law, urbanization, and medievalism (i.e., the Middle Ages in popular culture), and her teaching interests vary widely, ranging from medieval and modern Europe to global history, gender, and film.

She is the organizer of UHV’s History Day. If you would like to donate to History Day, please go to this link.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, she is on leave at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as a Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow for Medieval Studies in the School of Historical Studies.


2019 Ph.D. History, Fordham University

2007 M.A. History, California State University, Long Beach
2002 B.A. Theological Studies, B.A. Classical Civilizations, Loyola Marymount University