• Ph.D. student, Arabic, University of California Los Angeles, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (in progress)
  • M.A., Arabic, University of California Los Angeles, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 2016
  • Christian Arabic, Beth Mardutho, summer 2016
  • Syriac Summer Institute, Syriac II, Beth Mardutho, summer 2015
  • Arabic 8-week Intensive, Middlebury College, summer 2014
  • B.A., The King’s University, Theological Studies, 2013


  • Social History of Christians and Jews in Baghdad, c. 850-900 C.E.
  • Christians under Islamic Rule
  • Arabic Christianity
  • Muslim Perceptions of the Eucharist



Praying Together: The Institution of Istisqāʾ in Iraq (9th Century Baghdad) (in progress)

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Outstanding Baccalaureate Scholar Graduate, The King’s University
  • 2013 Summa cum laude, B.A. Degree, The King’s University
  • 2014 Mellon Award, University of California Los Angeles


Teaching Associate

  • The Emergence of Islam (F15) at The King’s University. Designed and developed course.
  • Introduction to Islam (F15)
  • History of the Middle East 500-1300 CE (Reader F15)
  • Origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (W16, W17)
  • Making and Studying Modern Middle East (SP16, SP17)
  • Jerusalem: Holy City (F16)
  • International Intervention in Ethnic and Civil Conflicts of the Middle East (F16 Reader).

Invited Lectures

  • 2017 “Abbasids” in Middle Eastern History 500-1200, UCLA (postponed)
  • 2017   “Muhammad and the Early Believers” in The Origins of Judaism, Christianity and            Islam, UCLA
  • 2017 “The Development of Arabic Scripts” in Visible Language, UCLA

Fields of Interest

  • Arabic Languages and Cultures
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East (West Asian) History
  • Muslim-Christian-Jewish Relations