Network in Sephardic Studies at UC

Susan Miller
UC Davis

The study of the encounter between Muslims and Jews has emerged from a marginal position in both Jewish studies and Middle Eastern studies to become a distinct field of its own. Scholars of Jewish studies are looking beyond long-dominant Ashkenazi frameworks to highlight narratives that relate to the Jewish experiences in the non-Western world, while scholars of Middle Eastern studies have returned—after a long hiatus—to rediscover the importance of non-Muslims within Muslim societies.