Brian Catlos (University of Colorado Boulder), Kingdoms of Faith: Writing a New History of Islamic Spain. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Brian Catlos has been a member of the Religious Studies faculty at CU Boulder since 2010. He is affiliated also with the History Ethnics Studies, Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Humanities and Jewish Studies Programs. He directs the University of Colorado Mediterranean Studies Group and is also Co-Director of The Mediterranean Seminar, an international forum for scholarly collaboration for developing research and teaching in the field of Mediterranean Studies. In addition to his most recent book, Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain (2018), he is the author of The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300 (2004), Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad (2014), and Muslims of Latin Christendom (2014), recipient of the Middle East Studies Association's Albert Hourani Book Prize and the Medieval Academy of America's Charles Homer Haskins Medal.