Ph.D. Princeton University, 2008
Medieval Spain and North Africa
Social, Cultural and Intellectual History of Religious Interaction
Political Theology and Paleography
Mercenary Logic: Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (book manuscript under review).
"Monarchs and Minorities: ‘Infidel’ Soldiers in Mediterranean Courts," in From the Pillars of Hercules to Alexander’s Iron Gates: The Globalization of Knowledge in the Worlds of Post-Antiquity, ed. Sonja Brentjes (Ashgate: forthcoming 2014)
“Theologies of Violence: The Recruitment of Muslim Soldiers by the Crown of Aragon,” in Past & Present 221:1 (Nov. 2013) *Winner of the Bishko Prize for best article published in the field of medieval Iberian history.*
“The Last Almohads: Universal Sovereignty between North Africa and the Crown of Aragon,” in Medieval Encounters 19:1-2 (2013). Reprinted in Spanning the Strait: Studies in Unity in the Western Mediterranean, ed. Yuen-Gen Liang, Abigail Krasner Balbale, Andrew Devereux, and Camillo Go´mez-Rivas (Brill, 2013).
“The Intimacy of Exception: The Diagnosis of Samuel Abenmenasse´,” in Center and Periphery: Studies on Power in the Medieval World in Honor of William Chester Jordan, ed. Katherine L. Jansen, G. Geltner, and Anne E. Lester (Brill, 2013).