About

Dr. Liran Yadgar, the UCLA Viterbi Visiting Professor/Postdoctoral Scholar in Mediterranean Jewish Studies, earned his B.A. and M.A. from Tel Aviv University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2016. His research examines the history of Jewish communities in the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria (1250-1517), and Jewish-Muslim interaction and intellectual exchange during the Late Middle Islamic Period. He currently is working on his first book about the representations and knowledge of Jews, Judaism, and the Hebrew Bible in the works of two prominent theologians of fourteenth-century Damascus, Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya. Previously Yadgar served as the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate in the Judaic Studies Program of Yale University. Email: yadgar@humnet.ucla.edu

Academia.com homepage: https://ucla.academia.edu/LiranYadgar

The Viterbi Family Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies:
http://www.cjs.ucla.edu/mediterranean-studies/

Education

Ph.D., 2016, University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations).

M.A., 2009, University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations).

M.A., 2008, Tel Aviv University (Middle Eastern and African History).

B.A., 2006, Tel Aviv University (Middle Eastern and African History).

Projects

Jews in the Writings of Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (book manuscript).

 

Memberships

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS).
Middle East Studies Association (MESA).
Middle Eastern Medievalists (MEM).
International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA).

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