- PhD, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University (2012)
- MA, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University (2008)
- Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) (2004–5)
- AB, History, Princeton University (2004) (certificates in Near Eastern Studies and Medieval Studies)
Luke Yarbrough’s current research projects deal with the role that rulers and bureaucracies played in premodern Islamic legal systems. He is also working on editions and translations of several previously unpublished Arabic works that deal, in one way or another, with inter-religious relations in the context of premodern states.
- Minorities in Contact in the Medieval Mediterranean
- Brepols, 2020
- Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Islamic Thought
- Cambridge University Press, 2019
- The Sword of Ambition
- New York University Press, 2016
- Conversion to Islam in the Premodern Age
- University of California Press, 2020
- “The early circulation and late adoption of the ‘Pact of ʿUmar’ (Shurūṭ ʿUmar),” Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam 53 (2022), pp. 237–304.
- “Inter-Confessional Church History: East Syrian Christian Identity and Islam in the Ecclesiastical History of Kitāb al-Maǧdal,” Quaderni di Study Arabi 16 (2021), pp. 125–170.
- “Muslim rulers, Christian subjects,” in Pratt, Douglas, ed. Christian Muslim Relations: A Thematic History. Leiden: Brill, 2020
- “Symbolic Conflict and Cooperation in the Neglected Chronicle of a Syrian Prince,” in Hillenbrand, Carole, ed. Syria in Crusader Times. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
- “Medieval Sunni historians on Fatimid policy and non-Muslim influence,” Journal of Medieval History 45: 3 (2019), pp. 331–46
- “A Christian Shīʿī, and Other Curious Confreres: Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr on Getting Along with Unbelievers,” al-Masāq 30:3 (2018), pp. 284–303 (winner of the 2019 al-Masāq Prize)
- “I’ll not accept aid from a mushrik,” in Delattre, Alain Marie Legendre, and Petra Sijpesteijn, eds. The Late Roman and Early Islamic Mediterranean and Near East: Authority and Control in the Countryside. Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp. 44–93.
- “Did ʿUmar b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz enact a religious criterion for state employment?” in Borrut, Antoine and Fred Donner, eds. Christians and Others in the Umayyad State. Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2016, pp. 163–96
- “The Madrasa and the non-Muslims of thirteenth-century Egypt: A reassessment,” in Baumgarten, Elisheva, Ruth Karras, and Kaitlin Mesler, eds. Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016, pp. 93–112.
- “A rather small genre”: Arabic Works Against Non-Muslim State Officials,” Der Islam 93:1 (2016), pp. 139–69
- “Origins of the ghiyār,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 134: 1 (2014), pp. 113-121
- “Upholding God’s Rule: Early Muslim juristic opposition to the state employment of non-Muslims,” Islamic Law and Society 19:1 (2012), pp. 11-85.
- Islam and Other Religions (Islamic Studies M115)
- Islamic Thought (Islamic Studies 151)
- Making and Studying the Modern Middle East (Middle East Studies M50C/Anthropology M50C)
- The Arabo-Islamic Tradition (Islamic Studies 201)
- Encountering Arabic Manuscripts (Arabic 275)