Ph.D., Princeton University, 2005
Teaching and Research Interests
History of the pre-modern Middle East, Arabia, and Ismailism
- Burhānpūrī, Qutb al-Dīn (d. 1241/1826). Muntaza‘ al-akhbār fī akhbār al-du‘āt al-akhyār (The History of the Ismaili Tayyibi Da‘wa up to the Da’udi-Sulaymani Schism), ed. S. Traboulsi. Beirut: Dār al-Gharb al-Islāmī, 1999.
- “Lamak ibn Mālik al-Hammādī and Sulayhid-Fatimid Relations,” in Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 30(2000), 221-227.
- “An Early Refutation of Muhammad b. ‘Abd al-Wahhāb’s Reformist Views,” in Die Welt des Islams 42(2002), 373-415.
- “The Queen was Actually a Man: Arwa> bint Ah}mad and the Politics of Religion,” in Arabica L(2003), 96-108.
- “The Ottoman Conquest of Yemen: The Isma’ili Perspective” in The Arab Lands in the Ottoman Era, ed. J. Hathaway (Minnesota, 2009), 41-60.
- " 'I Entered Mecca... and Destroyed all the Tombs': Some Remarks on Saudi-Ottoman Correspondence", in The Islamic Scholarly Tradition, ed. Asad Ahmed et. al. (Brill, 2011), 197-217.
Favorite History-related Links
- Princeton Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts
- The Creswell Photographic Archive
- Index of Early Medieval Maps
- Medieval Sourcebook
- The Oxford Cantigas de Santa Maria Project
Courses Regularly Taught
- Hist 388: Introduction to Islam
- Hist373: The Medieval Middle East
- Hist389: The Modern Middle East
- Hist373: Food in the Muslim World
- Hist373: The Crusades
- Hist373: The Byzantine Empire
- Hist151: World Civilizations to 1500