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Omar Abdel-Ghaffar

Center for Middle East Studies
M.A. (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies) Columbia University
B.A. (Political Science) University of California
Omar is interested in Mamluk agrarian law, practice, and administration. His interests include legal history, peasant history, and agrarian studies. 
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Celeste Andrews

Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
M.A. Medieval Welsh Literature, Aberystwyth University (2016); MLitt, Medieval Studies, St. Andrews (2014)
B.A. Medieval Studies and History, Smith College (2013)

Juan Manuel Arias

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
B.A. (Literature) Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
M.A. (Literature) Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Juan's research interests include the transmission and translation of stories and exempla through the Middle Ages; comparative literature and folklore; fables... Read more about Juan Manuel Arias