Middle East/Islam, 2012

Research Interests

Islamic Spain; Islamic law; orthodoxy and deviance; mudéjars and emigrants; the evolution of belief systems; societal collapse; the theory, practice, and literary manifestations of love


Jurists and the Problem of Christian Hegemony in Late Naṣrid Granada


Jamal Abed-Rabbo studies the end of Islamic Spain. He earned his AB in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan. He is interested in how belief systems change in reaction to situations of extreme pressure and in matters pertaining to love and law. His favorite book is Calvino's Invisible Cities.


Awarded 2016–17 Fulbright Fellowship