Further study of the reception and integration of the Andalusi literary-musical legacy
in North Africa. I am particularly interested in the ways that the various nūba traditions have enmeshed the classical Arabic poetic stream in discourses of communal
identity, national memory and so on.
Co-editing with Jonathan Shannon a forthcoming anthology entitled Echoes of al-Andalus, featuring a range of scholarship on the Andalusian music traditions of the Mediterranean
Text variants, Mixed Orality, and the Anthologies of Ramal al-maga,Al-Abhath v. 62-63, 2014-2015 (forthcoming)
The Pen, the Voice, the Text: Ramal al-Māya in Cultural Context. Leiden: EJ Brill, forthcoming.
Al-Āla: History, Society and Text Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2013.
"The Andalusi Turn: The Nūba in Mediterranean History,” Journal of Mediterranean Studies, special issue in press.
“East Winds and Full Moons: Ramal al-Māya and the Peregrinations of Love-Poetry Images,” Journal of North African Studies, special issue produced by the Spain-North Africa Project, vol. 19 no. 1, 2014. 7-26.
“Yā man qātilī bi-l-tajannī: Love, Contextualized Meaning and Praise of the Prophet in Ramal al-Māya.” Quaderni di Studi Arabi, Special Issue 7, 2012. 47-68.
"Fixing a Misbegotten Biography: Ziryab in the Mediterranean World." Al-Masâq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, 12 (ii) 2009.
“The Andalusi Turn: The Nūba Tradition in the Mediterranean World” lectures given at two parallel conferences:
“Sounding Communities: Music and the Three Religions in Medieval Iberia” (UC Riverside
and Columbia University, February, 2014)
"Slaves and Wives, Fact and Fiction: Uncovering Gender Ideology in Classical Islamic
Spain" lecture given at the Department of History, National University of Ireland
in Maynooth, March 2012.
"'They called her the imām': Artiste Slaves and the Production of Courtly Music in 9th-Century Cordoba" paper presented at the Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting,
New Haven, CT, March, 2010.
"Ka-dāratin ʿalā t-tamām : The Facets of al-madīḥ an-nabawī in Nūbat Ramal al-Māya" lecture given at the Yale Arabic Colloquium, December, 2010.
Conference organizer: Reconsidering 'the Orient' and 'the Occident' in the 21st Century: Observing the 30th
Anniversary of Edward Said's Orientalism, the College at Brockport, 12 April, 2008.
"The Other Andalusian Music: Andalusi Strophic Poetry in the Moroccan Samâ' wa-Madîh" presented at the Third International Conference on Andalusian Strophic Poetry at
the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, October, 2007.
"Fixing a Misbegotten Biography: Ziryâb in the Mediterranean World," presented at
the International Medieval Conference, University of Leeds, UK, July 2006.
"Kun shafīʿī: Orality and Literacy in the Moroccan Āla," presented at the Middle Eastern Studies
Association annual conference in Washington, D.C., November 2005.
"A Tradition of Teaching a Tradition: Oral and Literate Dimensions of the Moroccan
Āla," presented at the Society for Ethnomusicology annual conference in Atlanta, GA,
"Andalusian Strophic Poetry Between the Spoken and the Written: The Case of the Moroccan
Andalusian Music," presented at Muwashshah: Andalusian Strophic Poetry and Its Hebrew
and Persian Cognates conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, October,