Diego Loukota Sanclemente

Published: March 23, 2021

I was born and grew up in Colombia and finished with honors my BA in History (Asia) at the University of Bologna in Italy. During my BA I had the chance to spend one year in China (Dalian) learning Mandarin thanks to support from my university. Also during my BA I spent a few months…

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Terence Keel

Published: March 23, 2021

Terence Keel is an Associate Professor with a split appointment in the Department of African American Studies, and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. He has written widely about American biomedical science, religion, law, and modern thought. His first book, Divine Variations (Stanford University Press, January 2018) explained how Christian thought made possible the development of…

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Monica L. Smith

Published: October 29, 2018

Cities have become the predominant global mode of life, but their development over the past six thousand years has encompassed amazingly rapid social, economic, and even biological adjustments. My current fieldwork is focused on the Indian subcontinent, where excavations and survey have revealed the complexities of newly-emergent urban environments.  I describe myself as an ancient…

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Stefania Tutino

Published: October 23, 2018

Stefania Tutino (Ph.D. Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa) is Professor of History with an appointment also in the UCLA Department of Italian. Her research focuses primarily on the ecclesiastical history in early modern Europe. Her major publications include Empire of Souls. Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth (Oxford University Press, 2010); Catholicism, politics and natural philosophy: the Blackloists…

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Catherine Bonesho

Published: October 23, 2018

Catherine E. Bonesho is an Assistant Professor in Early Judaism in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Her research focuses on locating the history, languages, literature, and culture of Judaism in the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods in their imperial contexts. Specifically, she is interested in the ways ancient Jews navigated…

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Luke Yarbrough

Published: October 22, 2018

Luke Yarbrough (Ph.D. 2012, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) is a historian of pre-modern Islamic societies. His work deals primarily with relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in their historical and legal aspects, and extends to the study of hadith, polemical literature, and administrative practice, among other topics. Yarbrough has held post-doctoral fellowships at the Herbert…

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