Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Law
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Affiliated Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and History
B.A. (University of Washington 1990)
M.Sc. (London School of Economics 1991)
M.A. in Near Eastern Studies (Princeton University 2004)
M.A. in Rabbinics and Rabbinic Ordination (Jewish Theological Seminary of America 2002)
Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies (Princeton University 2007)
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Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Law, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, and Affiliated Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and History. His research focuses on the economic, social, and legal history of the Jewish community in the lands of Islam in the medieval period. He served as section editor of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (Brill, 2010) as well as co-editor of “A Jew’s Best Friend: The Image of the Dog Throughout Jewish History” (Sussex Academic Press, 2013), and his monograph “The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt” will be published by Stanford University Press in fall 2013.
He is currently working on a book-length project examining Jewish urbanization in Iraq under the early Abbasids and their subsequent migration to the Mediterranean region. His work is widely published in peer-reviewed journals in legal and economic history as well as Jewish Studies. He currently serves as co-vice chair of the Jewish Law Association, as well as co-editor of the landmark series Études sur le judaïsme médiéval at Brill.