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Curriculum Vitae

David Nirenberg

Dean, Social Sciences Division

Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor

Committee on Social Thought, Department of History,

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures,

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Jewish Studies,

and the College

The University of Chicago

Committee on Social Thought

1130 E. 59th St.

Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 773 702 3423

Fax: 773 834 1968




1987-1992: Princeton University, Dept. of History, MA (1989), PhD (1992).

1982-1986: Yale University, AB (1986).
Academic Employment:

Dean, Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, July 1, 2014-

Founding Faculty Director, The Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society, 2011-Oct. 1, 2014;

Roman Family Director, 2014.

Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor, University of Chicago, 2008-present.

Professor, the University of Chicago, 2006-present.

Associate, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, Human Sciences Section, 2011-present.

Visiting Professor, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Summer, 2011.

Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University (secondary appointment in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures), 2000-2006.

Director, Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2002-2007.

Director, Center for the Study of Cultures, Rice University, 1997-2000.

Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, May 2000.

Associate Professor of History, Rice University, 1996-2000.

Assistant Professor of History, Rice University, 1992-1996.

Fellowships, grants, and awards:

Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, University of Haifa, 2016

Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, History and Philosophy/Religion sections, 2016

Elected Fellow, Medieval Academy of America, 2015.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, Phi Beta Kappa, 2014.

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, “Convivencia: Iberian to Global Dynamics 500-1750” (1,343,000 Euro, 2014-2019, co-PI with Thomas Duve, Jürgen Renn, Günter Schlee, and Gerhard Wolf).

Spanish Ministry of Science, Collaborative Research Grant, June-Dec 2012.

Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich, 2011 (declined).

Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2004-5.

Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003.

Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto CA, 2000-2001.

John Nicholas Brown Prize, Medieval Academy of America, 2000

Sarofim/NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor, Rice University, 1999-2000.

Charles Duncan, Jr. Award for research and teaching, Rice University, 1998.

Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, American Historical Association, 1999.

First Book Prize, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 1998.

Premio del Rey Prize, American Historical Association, 1997.

NEH Fellowship for University Teachers, 1996-97.

Visitor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, 1996-97.

Fellow, Center for the Study of Cultures, Rice University, Spring 1995.

NEH Summer Research Grant, 1994.

Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Honorific Fellowship in the Humanities, 1991-92.

"Comité Conjunto Hispano-Americano para la Cooperación Cultural y Educativa" [for a joint research

project with the CSIC, Barcelona, on Muslims in Spain], 1991-92.

SSRC/ACLS International Doctoral Research Fellowship, funded by the Ford Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 1989-1992.

Fulbright-Hays/Spanish Government Dissertation Research Fellowship, 1989-90.

Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and American

Universities, 1989.

National Resource Fellowship, US Education Department, Summer, 1988.

Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1986-1989.

Thomas Bergin Prize in the Humanities, Yale University, 1986.


Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages. Princeton University Press (1996). Paperback edition, February, 1998. Spanish translation: Comunidades de Violencia: Persecución de minorías en la edad media, Peninsula Editorial (2001); French translation: Violence et minorités au Moyen Age, Presses Universitaires de France (2001).

Received John Nicholas Brown Prize, Medieval Academy of America, 2000; Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, American Historical Association, 1999; First Book Prize, the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies, 1998; Premio del Rey Prize, American Historical Association, 1997.

Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages. 20th anniversary edition. Princeton University Press (June 1, 2015).
Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, W.W. Norton (2013). Published in Great Britain as Anti-Judaism: The History of a Way of Thinking, Head of Zeus (2013). German translation Anti-Judaismus. Eine andere Geschichte des westlichen Denkens, C.H. Beck/Gerda Henkel Stiftung (2015). Italian translation Antigiudaismo: la tradizione occidentale (Viella, 2016); Hungarian translation forthcoming.

Received Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, Phi Beta Kappa, 2014.

Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, Medieval and Modern, University of Chicago Press (Oct., 2014). Spanish translation Religiones vecinas: Cristianismo, Islam, y Judaismo en la Edad Media y en la actualidad, Critica (2016).
Aesthetic Theology and its Enemies: Judaism in Christian Painting, Poetry, and Politics, 2012 Mandel Lectures, Brandeis University Press (2015).
Shorter Books:
Wie jüdisch war das Spanien des Mittelalters? Die Perspektive der Literatur, Kleine Schriften des Arye Maimon-Instituts, vol. 7 (Trier, 2005).
Jane Taylor and David Nirenberg, a Conversation (dOCUMENTA(13) Notebook #103, Kassel, 2012)
‚Jüdisch’ als Politisches Konzept, in the series Historische Geisteswissenschaften Frankfurter Vorträge, Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen (October 2013). Italian translation: Ebraico. un concetto politico. Una critica della teologia politica (Collana di filosofia, GoWare E-Book: Feb., 2015).
Edited Volumes:

The Body of Christ in the Art of Europe and New Spain,1150-1800 (with James Clifton and Linda Neagley), Prestel Verlag, Munich (1997).

Judaism and Christian Art: Aesthetic Anxieties from the Catacombs to Colonialism (with Herbert Kessler), University of Pennsylvania Press (2011).

Race and Blood in the Iberian World (Racism Analysis | Yearbook 3 - 2012) (with Max S. Hering Torres and María Elena Martínez), Lit Verlag, Berlin (2012).


“What is Islam? (What is Christianity? What is Judaism?),” Raritan (Fall 2016), 1-14.

“Love =,” in What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature, and History, ed. Wendy Doniger, Peter Galison, and Susan Neiman (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), 46-54.

“Religions of Love: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” (with Leonardo Capezzone), in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions, ed. Stroumsa and Silverstein (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 518-535.

“La moderna ejemplaridad del medievo ibérico,” in Els catalans a la Mediterrània medieval. Noves fonts, recerques i perspectives, ed. Lluís Cifuentes y Comamala, Roser Salicrú i Lluch, and M. Mercè Viladrich i Grau (Rome: Viella, 2015), 355-372.

“Massaker oder Wunder? Die Entscheidungslosigkeit des Souveräns: Valencia im Jahr 1391,” in press, Vorträge und Forschungen 80 (2015).

“Power and Piety,” The Nation (May 18, 2015)

"Posthumous Love in Judaism," in Love After Death: Concepts of Posthumous Love in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Bernhard Jussen and Ramie Targoff (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015), 55-70.

“Judaism” as Political Concept: Toward a Critique of Political Theology,” Representations 128 (2014), 1-29.

“‘Judaism’, ‘Islam’, and the Dangers of Knowledge in Christian Culture, with special attention to the case of King Alfonso X, ‘the Wise’, of Castile,” in Mapping Knowledge: Cross-Pollination in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Arabica Veritas, 1), ed. C. Burnett and P. Mantas-España (Cordoba: Oriens Academica, 2014), 253-76.

“Hell is Other Peoples” The Literary Review, February 2014, pp. 38-39.

"Sibling Rivalries, Scriptural Communities: what Medieval History can and cannot teach us about relations between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam," in Faithful Narratives, ed. Nina Caputo and Andrea Sterk (Cornell University Press, 2014).

“Massacre and Miracle in Valencia, 1391,” in La Corona catalanoaragonesa, l'Islam i el món mediterrani. Estudis d'història medieval en homenatge a la doctora Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol, ed. Josefina Mutgé i Vives, Roser Salicrú i Lluch, Carles Vela Aulesa (Barcelona: C.S.I.C., 2013).

“Mediterranean Exemplarities: the case of Iberia,” in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Penninsula, ed. Joan Ramon Resina (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013), 178-194.

“Anti-Judaism as a Critical Theory,” The Chronicle of Higher Education B10-B13 (February 1, 2013).

“Christian Love, Jewish ‘Privacy,’ and Medieval Kingship,” in Center and Periphery: Studies on Power in the Medieval World (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2013), 25-37.

“Dark Counterpoint: The Music Libel Against the Jews,” The New Republic (Dec. 31, 2012), 47-51.

“Discourses of Judaizing and Judaism in Medieval Spain,” La Corónica 41.1 (2012), 207-34.

“Mittelalterliche Geschichte und moderne Geopolitik: Judentum, Christentum und Islam,” online publication, LMU Munich, Munich History Lectures [] (2012).

“Die moderne Vorbildfunktion des mittelalterlichen Spanien,” Münchner Beiträge zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 5 (2011), 7-29.

“Badiou’s Number: a Critique of Mathematical Ontology,” co-authored with Ricardo Nirenberg, Critical Inquiry 37.4 (2011), 583-614. (Response by Alain Badiou, and reply by us, “Critical Response,” in Critical Inquiry 38 (2012), 362-387.

"From Cairo to Cordoba," The Nation, June 1, 2011.

"When Philosophy Mattered," The New Republic, Feb. 3, 2011, pp. 39-43.

“The Jewishness of Christian Art,” in Judaism and Christian Art, ed. H. Kessler and D. Nirenberg (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), pp. 387-428.

“Introduction,” in Judaism and Christian Art, ed. H. Kessler and D. Nirenberg (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), pp. 1-9.

“Shakespeare’s Jewish Questions,” Renaissance Drama 38 (2010), pp. 77-113.

“Double Game: Maimonides in his World,” London Review of Books 32, no. 18 (Sep. 23, 2010), 31-32.

“Anti-Zionist Demography,” Dissent (Spring, 2010), 103-9.

“L’Indécision Souverain: Génocide et Justice en Valencia, 1391,” Mélanges Claude Gauvard (Presses Universitaires de France, 2010).

“Judentum und Islam in der europäischen Dialektik von Glaube und Vernunft:

Anmerkungen zur Geschichtstheologie Papst Benedikts XVI.,” in Religionskontroversen im Verfassungsstaat, ed. Hans G. Kippenberg and Astrid Reuter (Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2010), pp. 181-207.

“Was there Race before Modernity? The Example of ‘Jewish’ Blood in Late Medieval Spain,” in The Origins of Racism in the West, ed. Miriam Eliav-Feldon, Benjamin Isaac, and Joseph Ziegler (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 232-64.

“Love and Capitalism,” The New Republic, Sep. 23, 2009, pp. 39-42.

“Unrenounceable Core,” London Review of Books 31.14 (23 July, 2009), 16-18.

“Christendom and Islam,” in The Cambridge History of Christianity: Christianity in Western Europe c. 1100-c. 1500, ed. M. Rubin and W. Simons (Cambridge University Press, 2009), 149-69.

“Slay Them Not,” The New Republic, March 18, 2009, pp. 42-47.

“Rethinking Spanish ‘Judaism’ and ‘Christianity’ in an age of Mass Conversion,” in Rethinking European Jewish History, ed. J. Cohen and M. Rosman (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2009), 149-72.

“A Brief history of Jewish Enmity,”in The Passion Story: From Visual Representation to Social Drama, ed. M. Kupfer (Penn State University Press, 2008), 217-34, 259-63.

Choosing Life,” The New Republic, Nov. 5, 2008, pp. 39-43.

Whatever Happened to the Commonwealth?” (with Jane Dailey), Dissent Magazine (online), Sep. 29, 2008.

“Christian Sovereignty and Jewish Flesh,” in Rethinking the Medieval Senses, ed. S. Nichols, A. Kablitz, A. Calhoun (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), pp. 154-85.

Islam and the West: Two Dialectical Fantasies,” Journal of Religion in Europe 1 (2008), pp. 1-33. [Reprinted in Islam and the West: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies, ed. David Westerlund and Igvar Svanberg, 4 vols. (Routledge, 2010), vol. 4]

“Elka Klein, In Memoriam” (Review essay of Jews, Christian Society, and Royal Power in Medieval Barcelona), Jewish History (2008).

Hope’s Mistakes,” The New Republic, Feb. 13, 2008.

“Race and the Middle Ages: the Case of Spain and its Jews,” in Rereading the Black Legend:

The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires
, ed. M.R. Greer, W.D. Mignolo, M. Quilligan, University of Chicago Press (2007), pp.71-87, 335-45.

“Une société face à l’altérité. Juifs et Chrétiens dans la péninsule Ibérique 1391-1449,” Annales: HSS, 62 (2007), pp. 755-90.

Vom Verschwinden des Judentums: das christliche Spanien im Zeitalter der Massenkonversionen,“ Wertekonflikte—Deutungskonflikte: Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme, ed. B. Stollberg-Rilinger and Thomas Weller (Münster: Rhema, 2007). pp. 105-121.

“The Politics of Love and its Enemies,” Critical Inquiry 33.3 (Spring 2007), pp. 573-605 [reprinted in Religion: Beyond a Concept, ed. Hent de Vries (Fordham University Press, 2008), 491-512].

“Deviant politics and Jewish Love: Alfonso VIII and the Jewess of Toledo,” Jewish History 21 (2007), pp. 15-41.

“Truth and Consequences.” The New Republic, Dec 11, 2006.

“What Benedict Really Said. Paleologus and Us.” The New Republic, Oct 10, 2006.

“Poetics and Politics in an Age of Mass Conversion,” in Cultures of Conversion, ed. Jan N. Bremmer, Wout J. van Bekkum and Arie L. Molendijk (Peters: Leuven, 2006), pp. 31-51.

“Figures of Thought and Figures of Flesh: ‘Jews’ and ‘Judaism’ in Late Medieval Spanish Poetry and Politics,” Speculum 81 (2006), pp. 398-426.

“Engaging ‘Order and Exclusion’: Reflections on a recent book by Dominique Iogna-Prat,” in press, Early Medieval Europe 13 (2005), pp. 389-96.

“Warum der König die Juden beschützen musste, und warum er sie verfolgen musste,” in Die Macht des Königs: Herrschaft in Europa vom Frühmittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, ed. B. Jussen (Munich, 2005), pp. 226-241.

“Alfonso VIII and the Jewess of Toledo: A Political Affair,” in Essays in Honour of Denah Lida, ed. M. Berg and L.A. Gyurko (Boston, 2005): pp. 27-43.

“Love Between Muslim and Jew in Medieval Spain: A Triangular Affair,” in Jews, Muslims, and Christians in and around the Crown of Aragon : essays in honour of Professor Elena Lourie, ed. Harvey J. Hames (Leiden, 2004).

[with Richard Kagan] “Foreword,” A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe, by M. Gracía-Arenal and G. Wiegers (Baltimore, 2003), pp. vii-xi.

“The Birth of the Pariah: Jews, Christian Dualism, and Social Science,” Social Research 70.1 (Spring, 2003), 201-236.

“Enmity and Assimilation: Jews, Christians, and Converts in Medieval Spain,” Common Knowledge 9 (2003), 137-155.

“Rasse als Begriff bei der Untersuchung spätmittelalterlicher Judenfeindschaft auf der spanischen Halbinsel,” in Jüdische Gemeinden und ihr christlicher Kontext, ed. Christoph Cluse, Alfred Haverkamp, and Israel Yuval (Hannover, 2003), pp. 49-72.

“La generación del ‘91: conversión masiva y crisis de identidad,” in Furor et rabies: Violencia, conflicto y marginación en la Edad Moderna, ed.José I. Fortea, Juan E.Gelabert, and Tomás A. Mantecón, Universidad de Cantabria (Santander, 2002), pp. 313-338.

“Conversion, Sex, and Segregation: Jews and Christians in Medieval Spain,” American Historical Review 107 (Oct. 2002), pp. 1065-1093.

“Plus juif que les juifs: le roi,” L’Histoire, no. 269 (Oct. 2002), pp. 42-43.

“Mass Conversion and Genealogical Mentalities: Jews and Christians in Fifteenth-Century Spain,” Past and Present 174 (Feb. 2002), pp. 3-41.

“What can Medieval Spain teach us about Muslim-Jewish Relations?” CCAR Journal (Summer, 2002), pp. 17-36. (Unauthorized Spanish tr.: “Musulmanes y judíos en la España medieval. ¿que lección podemos aprender?” Revista Alif Nûn 83 (June, 2010) and 84 (July, 2010).

"The Rhineland Massacres of Jews in the First Crusade: Memories Medieval and Modern," in Imagination, Ritual, Memory, Historiography: Concepts of the Past, ed. G. Althoff, J. Fried, P. Geary, Cambridge University Press (2001), pp. 279-310.

"Varieties of Mudejar Experience: Muslims in Christian Iberia, 1000-1526" in The Medieval World, ed. P. Linehan and J. Nelson, Routledge (2001), pp. 60-76.

“El concepto de la raza en la España medieval,” Edad Media. Revista de Historia 3 (Spring 2000) 39-60.

“Religious and Sexual Boundaries in the Medieval Crown of Aragon,” in Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, ed. M. Meyerson and E. English, University of Notre Dame Press (1999), pp. 141-60.

“From Nabuchadnezzar to Negroponte: Three Millennia of Millennialism,” Offcourse: a Literary Journal 5 (Fall 1999) []

"Violencia, memoria y convivencia: los judíos en la Iberia Medieval," Memoria y Civilización 2 (1999), pp. 31-53.

“’La matança dels jueus’: violència i convivència a l’epoca medieval de la Corona d’Aragó,” L’Avenç 231 (Dec. 1998), pp. 14-18.

"The State of Mudejar Studies," Journal of Medieval History 24 (1998), pp. 381-89.

"The Historical Body of Christ," in The Body of Christ in the Art of Europe and New Spain,1150-1800, Prestel Verlag, Munich (1997), pp. 16-25.

"The Visigothic Conversion to Catholicism: Third Council of Toledo," in Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources, ed. O.R. Constable, University of Pennsylvania Press (1997), pp. 12-20.

"Les juifs, la violence, et le sacré," Annales: HSS 50 (1995), pp. 109-131.

"Muslim-Jewish Relations in the Fourteenth-Century Crown of Aragon," Viator 24 (1993), pp. 249-268.

"A Female Rabbi in Fourteenth Century Zaragoza?," Sefarad 51 (1991), pp. 179-182.

"Maria's Conversion to Judaism," A Jewish Journal at Yale 2 (1984), pp. 38-44.


Review of Karen Armstrong, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence (New York: Random House, 2014), The Nation (May 18, 2015).

Review of Francisco Bethencourt, Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013), The Literary Review (February, 2014), pp. 38-39.

Review of Daniel Goldhagen, The Devil that Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Anti-Semitism (New York: Little Brown, 2013), Washington Post, November 7, 2013.

Review of Ruth HaCohen, The Music Libel Against the Jews” (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011) The New Republic (Dec. 1, 2012), 47-51.

Review of Peter Gordon, Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010), in The New Republic Feb. 3, 2011, 39-43.

Review of Sara Stroumsa, Maimonides in His World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), London Review of Books 32.18 (Sep. 23, 2010), 31-32.

Review of Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso, 2009), Dissent (Spring, 2010), 103-9.

Review of Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate: On Integral Human development in Charity and Truth (Ignatius Press, 2009), The New Republic, Sep. 23, 2009, 39-42.

Review of Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other Within: The Marranos, Split Identity and Emerging Modernity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), in London Review of Books 31.14 (23 July, 2009), 16-18.

Review of Paula Fredriksen, Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism (New York: Doubleday, 2008), in The New Republic, March 18, 2009, pp. 42-47.

Review of Hans Jonas, Memoirs, ed. Christian Wiese (Brandeis: Brandeis University Press, 2008), and Christian Wiese, The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions (Brandeis: Brandeis University Press, 2008), in The New Republic, Nov. 5, 2008, pp. 39-43.

Review of Harvey Hames, Like Angels on Jacob’s Ladder: Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2007), Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60 (2009), 160-61.

Review of Alan Ryder, The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), Speculum 84 (2009), pp. 216-17.

Review Essay of Elka Klein, Jews, Christian Society, and Royal Power in Medieval Barcelona, in Jewish History 22 (June, 2008), pp. 245-253.

Review of Jonathan Elukin, Living Together, Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish-Christian Relations in the Middle Ages (Princeton University Press, 2007), in The New Republic, Feb. 13, 2008, pp. 46-50.

Review of Kenneth Stow, Jewish Dogs: An Image and its Interpreters (Stanford, 2006) and Israel Jacob Yuval, Two Nations in Your Womb: Perceptions of Jews and Christians in Late NAtiquity and the Middle Ages (Berkeley, 2006), The American Historical Review (April, 2007), 562-64.

Review of Chris Lowney, A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain (Oxford University Press, NY, 2006), in Common Knowledge 14 (2008), p. 153.

Review of Geschichte der Juden im Mittelalter von der Nordsee bis zu den Südalpen , ed. Alfred Haverkamp (Hannover, 2002), 3 vols., Forschungen zur Geschichte der Juden 14/1-3, Speculum 82 (2007), 196-7.

Review of Michael Gaddis, There is No Crime for Those who have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire (California, 2005), in The New Republic (December 2006).

Reviews of Coloquio entre un cristiano y un judío, ed. Aitor García Moreno (London, 2003), in Speculum (2005)and (in a different version) Modern Language Notes.

Review of Robert Chazan, Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom (Cambridge, 2004), forthcoming in Jewish Quarterly Review.

Review of L.P. Harvey, Muslims in Spain: 1500-1614 (Chicago, 2005), in The American Historical Review 110 (2005).

Review of Bruce Rosenstock, New Men: “Conversos,” Christian Theology, and Society in Fifteenth-Century Castile (London, 2002), in Speculum 80/1 (2005), pp. 315-17.

Review of Isabel O’Connor, A Forgotten Community: The Mudejar Aljama of Xàtiva, 1240-1327 (Leiden, 2003), in Speculum 80/1 (2005), pp. 290-91.

Review of James Given, Inquisition and Medieval Society: Power, Discipline, and Resistance in Languedoc (Ithaca, 1997), Speculum 75 (2000), pp. 182-184.

Review of Yom Tov Assis, The Golden Age of Aragonese Jewry: Community and Society in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327 (London, 1997); and idem, Jewish Economy in the Medieval Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327: Money and Power (Leiden, 1997), Association for Jewish Studies Bulletin, Spring 2000.

"El sentido de la historia judía" [review essay of B. Netanyahu The Origins of the Inquisition and Toward the Inquisition, in Revista de Libros, no. 28 (April 1999), pp. 3-5 [10,000 words].

Review of Robert I. Burns, S.J., Jews in the notarial culture. Latinate wills in Mediterranean Spain, 1250-1350 (Berkeley/Los Angeles, 1996) in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 50 (1999), pp. 572-73.

Review essay of Norman Roth, Jews, Visigoths and Muslims in Medieval Spain; and Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain, in Journal of the American Oriental Society 117.4 (1997), pp. 753-757.

Review of "Inflecting the Converso Voice" [Special issue of La corónica], La corónica 25.2 (1997), pp. 183-85.

Review of Mark D. Meyerson: "The Muslims of Valencia in the Age of Fernando and Isabel," in Bulletin of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (Fall 1991).

Television documentaries:

            Appearances: “Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain,” Unity Productions, PBS, 2007; “The Plague,” Gardner Films, History Channel, 2006. Consultant and appearance: “Ornament of the World” Kikim Media (in production).

Professional Service:

Reviews and Evaluations of various departments, institutes, and universities for European and United States institutions of research and higher education.

Advisory Board, “CORPI: Conversion, Overlapping Religiosities, Polemics, Interaction: Early Modern Iberia and Beyond,” ERC Research Project, CSIC, Madrid, 2013-present.

Advisory Board, Center for the Study of Conversion, Ben Gurion University, 2013-present.

Advisory Board, “RELMIN:  The legal status of religious minorities in the Euro-Mediterranean world (5th-16th centuries),” ERC Research Project, Maison des Sciences Ange Guépin, University of Nantes, 2010-14.

Advisory Board, Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Dynamiken der Religionsgeschichte zwischen Asien und Europa," Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2007-present.

Advisory Board, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Neulateinische Studien, Innsbruck, Austria, 2009-present.

Member, Global Forum, National Library of Israel, 2014-present.

Advisory Board, Stanford Humanities Center, 2001-2007.

Editorial Board, Hispania Iudaica Bulletin, 2015-present.

Editorial Board, Medieval Encounters, 2004-present.

Editorial Board, Journal of Religion in Europe, 2007-present.

Editorial Board, History Compass, 2005-present.

Editorial Board, Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, 2007-present.

Editorial Board, Anuario de Estudios Medievales, 2010-present.

Editorial Board, Modern Language Notes, 2003-2007.

Editorial Board, "Languages and Cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds" series, University of Michigan Press, 1998-2006.

Editorial Board, "Rewriting the Middle Ages in the Twentieth Century," series, Brepols, 2015-present.

Area Advisor, Oxford Philosophical Concepts, Oxford University Press.

Book Review Editor, Medieval History, Speculum, 2000-2003.

Executive Committee, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, 1998-2000.

Program Committee, Medieval Academy of America, 2000.

Service on selection panels for Rockefeller Foundation/Bellagio; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and Wissenschaftsrat; European Research Council; American Council of Learned Societies; Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture; National Endowment for the Humanities; Social Sciences Research Council of Canada; Wolfe Humanities Institute, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York; Premio del Rey Prize and Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, Amer. Hist. Assoc.
University Service, University of Chicago

Dean, Division of the Social Sciences (2014-present)

Founding Director, Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society (2012-2014)

Chair, Faculty Committee on Admissions and Aid (2010-present)

Romance Languages and Literatures Review Committee (2011)

Council of the Senate (2010-2013)

University Publications Board (2010-2013)

Governing Board, Center for Jewish Studies (2009-)

Strategic Planning Committee, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Institute (2008)

Advisory Committee, Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative (2009-)

Strategic Planning Committee, Committee on Jewish Studies (2008, 2009)

Planning Committee, Jerusalem Civilizations Program (2007-8)

Various fundraising activities, as well as lectures to Visiting Committees, Alumni, and Parent groups.
University Service, Johns Hopkins University:

Academic Council (central university committee for tenure and faculty governance), 2002-2003

Founding Director, Jewish Studies Program (2002-2007)

Search Committees: Modern Jewish History (2001-2002); Dean of Libraries (2001-2002); Rabbinics (2003, chair, 2005-6); History of Medicine [School of Medicine] (2005-6); Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships (2005-6). Service on multiple ad hoc and other advisory commitees.

University Service, Rice University:

Director, Center for the Study of Cultures, 1997-2000

Chair, Faculty and Research committee, School of Humanities review, 1999-2000

Search Committee, Vice President for University Advancement, 1998-1999

Graduate and Research Council, 1997-1999

Humanities Building Committee, 1997-2000

Advisory Panel, Center for the Study of Languages, 1997-2000

Search Committee, Arab Studies Chair, 1995-6, 1996-7

Search Committee, Hispanic and Classical Studies, 1997-8

President's Committee on International Education, 1995-96

Dean's Committee on the Foundation Program, 1995-96

Chair, Medieval Studies Workshop, 1995-1996

Program Coordinator, Alumni College, 1995, 1996, 1998

Frequent Alumni Association and Continuing Studies lectures

Rhodes/Marshall Selection Committee, 1995

Search Committee, Dean of Humanities, 1994-5

Interim Director, The Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, 1994

Dean's Committee on Research in the Humanities, 1994

Divisional Adviser, Humanities, Brown College, 1993-4

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1993-1997

Fellow, Hanszen College, Brown College

History Department Executive Committee (elected member), 1999-2000

Chair, Search Committee, Jewish History, 1998

Chair, Search Committee, Medieval Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998, 1999

Search Committee, Modern Germany, 1993-4

Director of Undergraduate Studies, History Dept., 1993-4

Graduate Committee, History Dept. 1992-3, 1995-6
Other work experience: Financial Analyst, Morgan Stanley and Co., 1986-1987.

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