Research interests

Jewish intellectual development in the Medieval Islamicate lands (9th – 13th Centuries). The Jewish traditional dogma and intellectual tools went in the Islamicate era (since the middle of the 9th century) in a thorough transformation and reshaping. My research projects for the next few years will explore different manifestations of the symbiotic nature within medieval Mediterranean culture: Jewish, Christian and Islam. By symbiotic nature, I mean the movement of ideas and systems between cultures and religions and the re-shaping of these ideas to allow their absorption within a given culture. In sum, my research project seeks to broaden access to the great works of the Judeo-Arabic tradition by broadening the literary traditions that shaped medieval Jewish thought to include the Christian and Islamic exegetical traditions.