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First Name
Tara
Last Name
Stephan
Affiliation
New York University
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Keywords
Islam, medieval history, women and gender, literature, social and cultural history, intellectual history, the mediterranean, minority religious groups, law and society
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About Me

I am a scholar of women and gender in medieval Islam, specifically representations of gender, class, and religion in different genres of medieval texts.  I am also interested in minority religious groups living under Muslim rule, the space of the Mediterranean, and tropes in medieval literature more broadly.

Recent Publications

“Writing the Past: Ancient Egypt Through the Lens of Medieval Islamic Thought,” in Arabic Humanities, Islamic Thought: Essays in Honor of Everett K. Rowson, edited by Joseph E. Lowry and Shawkat M. Toorawa. Leiden: Brill.

Review of Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture, by Eve Krakowsi. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. In press.

Review of Advice for the Sultan: Prophetic Voices and Secular Politics in Medieval Islam, by Neguin Yavari. Journal of Islamic Studies 29, no. 2: 267-269.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Egypt
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Religion, Sexuality, Women