Scope of Research:
The social and cultural history of the classical Islamic world, especially the Abbasid Empire. Specific interest in economic and financial practices, as well as cultural norms related to wealth and ambition. Also interested in inter-personal relations and values related to societal sub-groups, including issues of gender, intimacy and sexuality.
MBA., Northwestern University (Kellogg School), and Tel Aviv University (2003)
PhD, Princeton University (1994) in Near Eastern Studies
MA, Princeton University (1991) in Near Eastern Studies
BA, University of California, Berkeley (1988), in Near Eastern Studies