- Assistant Professor
- Washburn Hall, Rm 123
Professor Verskin specializes in pre-modern Islamic history. His main regional areas of interest are medieval Spain, the Maghreb, and Yemen. His research interests include:
- Islamic law, the intellectual and social interaction between Muslims, Christians and Jews in the pre-modern Middle East
- women, gender, and family dynamics
- connections between theological and neo-classical philosophical activity in the medieval Islamic world.
A.M., Ph.D. Princeton University
A.M. University of Chicago
- Oppressed in the Land? Fatwas on Muslims Living under Non-Muslim Rule from the Middle Ages to the Present. Markus Wiener, 2013.
BOOK CHAPTERS, JOURNAL ARTICLES, AND ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES
- “The Evolution of the Muslim Jurists’ Attitudes to the Mudejar Leadership,” Der Islam: Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East 90 (2013).
- “The Theology of Jacob Ben El’azar’s Hebrew Version of Ibn al-Muqaffa’s Kalilah wa-Dimnah,” La Revue des Etudes Juives 170 (2011).
- “Teaching Philosophy to the Multitude: An Introduction to the Educational Theory of Nissim ben Moshe of Marseilles,” in Vixens Disturbing Vineyards: Embarrassment and Embracement of Scriptures, ed. Tzemah Yoreh, Aubrey Glazer and Justin Lewis (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2010).
- “Hayyim b. Yahya Habshush” and “Habshush Family,” in Encyclopedia of the Jews in the Islamic World, ed. Norman Stillman (Leiden: Brill, 2010).
- “Reading Strauss on Maimonides: A New Approach,” The Journal of Textual Reasoning, 3:1 (June 2004).