- Medicine and Culture in Mamluk Egypt and Syria (13th – 16th centuries)
- Medieval Arabic legal documents studies/diplomatics
- Mamluk historiography
- Political and institutional history of ‘medieval’ Middle East
1995-present: Associate Professor – Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
2006-2011: Chair – Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
1990-1994: Assistant Professor – Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies (now Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations), University of Toronto
1989-1990: Research Associate – Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
“The Interface between Medicine, Politics and Culture in Mamluk Egypt, 13th – early 16th Centuries.”
NMC 103H: The Islamic World
NMC 273Y: Early Islamic History: The Prophet and the Caliphates
NMC 374H: History of Islamic Egypt
NMC 376H: Islamic Spain
NMC 2090Y: Early Islamic History: The Prophet and the Caliphates
NMC 2117H: Readings in Medieval Arabic Chronicles
NMC 2118H: Readings in Medieval Arabic Biographical Literature
NMC 2119H Readings in Medieval Arabic Legal Documents
NMC 2001Y: Directed Reading: Advanced Readings in the Arabic Chronicles of the Crusades during the Zangid Period.
NMC 2001H: Directed Reading: Islamic History from the 7th to the 13th century (Mediterranean Messianism?: Eschatology in the 1510 Cairo Fatwa to the Moriscos).
NMC 2000H: Directed Reading: Mamluk Social History.
NMC 2000H: Directed Reading: Folly or Wisdom? The Promotion of Non-Mamluk Amirs to the Highest Positions in the Mamluk Army during al-Nasir Muhammad’s Reign.
NMC 2000H: Directed Reading: Fatimid-Zirid Relations.
- “Al-Bimaristan al-Mansuri – Explorations: The Interface between Medicine, Politics and Culture in Early Mamluk Egypt,” in History and Society during the Mamluk Period (1250-1517), edited by Stephan Conermann, “Studies of the Annemarie Schimmel Research College 1.” Bonn: V&R unipress/Bonn University Press, 2014.
- “Al-Bīmāristān al-Mansūrī Explorations: The Interface Between Medicine, Politics and Culture in Early Mamluk Egypt.” Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg Working Paper 12.
- “Military Slavery in the Islamic and Mamluk Context,” in M. Erdem Kabadayi and Tobias Reichardt, eds. Unfreie Arbeit: Ŀ Ökonomische und kulturgeschichtliche Perspektiven. Hildesheim, Zurich, New York: Georg Olms, 2007, pp. 115-32.
- “Qalawun’s Patronage of the Medical Sciences in Thirteenth-Century Egypt, Mamluk Studies Review, Vol. 5 (2001), 119-140.
- From Slave to Sultan: The Career of al-Mansur Qalawun and the Consolidation of Mamluk Rule in Egypt and Syria (678-689 A.H./1279-1290 A.D.) Freiburger Islamstudien Series. XVIII. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
- “The Bahri Mamluk Sultanate, 1250-1390.” Chapter 10 in The Cambridge History of Egypt, 2 vols. General Editor, M. W. Daly. Volume I. Islamic Egypt. Edited by Carl F. Petry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 242-89.