Alexandra Cuffel

WSRP Research Associate 2006-2007

Research project

Shared Saints and Festivals Among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Mediterranean 1100-1750

This project analyzes three interrelated aspects of women's spirituality in the medieval and early modern Mediterranean: shared religious rituals among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women; the adoption of masculine or feminine identity by both women and men for these rituals or in pursuit of a higher spiritual state; and the masculine discourses that developed around feminine identity, whether biological, adopted, or rhetorically imposed.

WSRP lecture

Shared Saints and Festivals Among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Mediterranean, 100-1750

Course

HDS 3864: Holy/Dangerous Women - Imagining Women's Spirituality and Leadership in the Medieval Near East and Byzantium: Seminar (Fall 2006)