Brann elected as Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America
By Kate Blackwood
Ross Brann, the Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in recognition of his distinguished scholarly contributions to medieval studies.
Brann will be inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25.
Brann has taught at Cornell since 1986 and served nineteen years as chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies (A&S).
In his most recent book, “Iberian Moorings: Al-Andalus, Sefarad and the Tropes of Exceptionalism,” Brann compares the histories of the Jewish and Muslim traditions in the Iberian Peninsula between the tenth and thirteenth centuries, tracing how Islamic al-Andalus and Jewish Sefarad were invested with special political, cultural and historical significance across the Middle Ages.
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