Assistant Professor of Medieval Iberia. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Virginia in 2017. His research focuses on transcultural, transtemporal and translinguistic texts. Since beginning his graduate studies in the United States, he has been drawn to Medieval Iberia as a place of paradox: at once a space of uncertainty and of turmoil, yet also one of hope and toleration. In addition to historiography, his research includes Islamic influence on Cervantes, maqamat art in Medieval Iberia, the picaresque, Averroes’ translation of Plato’s Politics, male-friendship in Celestina, and twelfth-century philosophical Andalusi treatise, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan.