I am a historian of the pre-modern Mediterranean world, specializing in the political, intellectual and cultural history of medieval Spain and North Africa. I received my PhD in History at the University of Chicago in 2019, focusing on the history of the late medieval Mediterranean. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Medieval History at Stony Brook University in New York, where I teach courses on late antique, medieval and early modern history.
Among other topics, I am particularly interested in historiography; the medieval Mediterranean; borderlands and frontier history; political thought; Islamic history; medieval Iberia; sectarianism and intercommunal relations; early modern Europe; intellectual networks; philosophy; the Ottoman Empire; and late antiquity. The purpose of this blog is to share interesting facts, provide critical reflections and present a collection of my own musings on history, theology, philosophy, travels, politics and religion. It seeks to serve as a resource for all students and scholars of medieval history.
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