Assistant Professor, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
My work focus on the intellectual and cultural intersections between Jews and Arabs in modern times in Israel/Palestine and the modern Middle East. In particular, I am interested in the manner in which Arabo-Islamic culture contributed to the development of Jewish thought in Palestine/Israel during late-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. I also examine various perceptions of Jews in the Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and the evolution of Jewish imageries from late nineteenth to late twentieth centuries.
I teach introductory undergraduate course on Jews and Arabs in the Holy Land. I also teach a course on the place of Jerusalem in the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
“Intertwined Landscape: The Integration of Arabo-Islamic Culture in Pre-State Palestine,” Israel Studies Review, Vol 33, Issue 2, Autumn 2018: 51-65.
“Arabian Nights, Hebrew Nights: On the Influence of Alf Laylah wa-Laylah on the Jewish Culture in Palestine/Israel,” The Journal of Levantine Studies, Vol. 8, No.2, Winter 2018: 125-146.
“Scholarship on Islamic Archaeology between Zionism and Arab National Movements,” in The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism, ed. Susannah Heschel and Amr Ryad (Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2019)