Expertise

His current research interest is the interplay politics, religion, and society in early Islamic North Africa (Ifriqiya).


His current research project is a monograph focused on early Islamic Tunisia (Ifriqiya) from the conquest/opening to the rise of the Aghlabids.

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Arabic Studies, American University in Cairo (past)
2005-2008

Communities
History
Degrees
PhD, University of Utah, History, 2006
MA, University of Utah, Middle East Studies -- History, 2001
BA, University of Arkansas, History, 1997
Keywords
africa, northern history medieval history medieval studies medieval language or literature arabic language or literature islamic studies middle eastern studies
Languages
Arabic
Honors

Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (Arabic), United States Department of Education (American University in Cairo), 2001-2002

Associations
American Historical Association
American Papyrological Society
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
International Society for Arabic Papyrology
Middle East Studies Association