WHAT: Edward Said Lecture Series: Competing Ethnic Identities: Is the Other An Another? Jewish Life in Muslim Lands, featuring Phil Ackerman-Lieberman
WHEN: Thursday, MAY 19, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Urban Center - Room 710
Phil Ackerman-Lieberman is an assistant professor of Jewish Studies and Law; and affiliated assistant professor of Islamic Studies and History, at Vanderbilt University. He is an historian of medieval Jewry, focusing particularly on Jewish life in Muslim lands. His research focuses on the social, economic, and legal history of the Jewish community of North Africa and the Levant, particularly as documented in manuscript materials from the Cairo Geniza.
He serves on the advisory board of the Cairo Geniza Project at Princeton University and is an editor and contributor to Norman Stillman, ed., The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World.
Organized by The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies
Co-sponsored by: International Studies - Political Science - Center for Turkish Studies, School of Social Work - School of Business Administration – Sociology, Bilal Mosque - Muslim Educational Trust - Muslim Student Association, Judaic Studies
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