Associate Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi


Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters:

2017a        “Visualizing Mouvance: Towards a Visual Analysis of Variant Medieval Text Traditions” (with Stefan Jänicke) in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (13 September 2017).

2017b       “Locating Medieval French, or Why We Collect and Visualize the Geographic Information from Texts?” in Speculum 92/S1 (October 2017, forthcoming).

2017c        “Humanidades digitales en el contexto árabe contemporáneo: situación actual y perspectivas futuras para la producción de conocimiento localizado” in Revista Universitaria Digital (forthcoming).

2017d        “Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions” (with Stefan Jänicke), IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) Proceedings, Phoenix, Arizona, 1-6 October 2017 (forthcoming).

2017e        “The Literary Geographies of Christine de Pizan” in MLA Approaches to Teaching – The Works of Christine de Pizan, ed. Andrea Tarnowski, 26pp. + dataset + interactive online map. (forthcoming).

2016d       TopoText: Interactive Digital Mapping of Literary Text” (with Randa El Khatib, Julia El Zini, Mohamad Jaber and Shady Elbassuoni) Proceedings of COLING 2016: 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics System Demonstrations, Osaka, Japan, December 2016, 189-193.   poster

2016c        “The Different Styles of Christine de Pizan: An Initial Stylometric Analysis” (with E.J. Richards and Liliane Dulac), Le Moyen Français 78-79 (2016): 187-206.

2016a   Modeling the Transmission of al-Mubashshir Ibn Fātik’s Mukhtār al-Ḥikam in Medieval Europe: Some Initial Data-Driven Explorations,” Journal of Religion Media and Digital Culture 5.1(2016): 228-257.

2014 “Spatial Humanities: An Agenda for Pre-Modern Humanities Research” Porphyra 22 (2014). 96-107.

2013a “Metafiction Meets Migration: Art from the Archives in Rabee Jaber’s Amerika” Mashriq & Mahjar 1.2 (2013): 99-119.

2013b “Jean Germain’s Debat du Crestien et du Sarrasin (Paris, BnF fr. 948): Illumination between Multi-Confessional Debate and Anti-Conciliarism,” in The Social Life of Illumination, Eds. Kathryn Smith, Joyce Coleman and Markus Cruse (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013). 177-205.

2012 “Historical Narration and Digression in al-Nuwairī al-Iskandarānī’s Kitāb al-Ilmām,” in Philippe de Mézières and His Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century, The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies & Cultures 91 Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Kiril Petkov (Leiden: Brill, 2012). 451-74.

2010 “Espaces de sainteté au XVe siècle : Tunis, Beyrouth, Damas vues par Anselme Adorno et Joos van Ghistele” in Figures et lieux de la sainteté en Christianisme et en Islam (Beirut : PUSJ, 2010). 109-128.

2008 “Prosifying Lyrical Insertions in the 15th-century Violette (Gérard de Nevers)” in Poetry, Knowledge and Community in Late Medieval France. Gallica Series. Eds. Rebecca Dixon and Finn E. Sinclair (Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2008). 125-135.

2007a “The Loss of Constantinople and Imagining Crusade at the Fifteenth-Century Court of Burgundy” al-Abhath 55 (2007-08): 81-115.

2007b “Translating Knowledge and Power: Examples from the Library of Burgundy” The Medieval Translator 10 (2007): 349-363.

2007c “Situating Islamdom in Jean Germain’s Mappemonde Spirituelle (1449)” Medieval Encounters 13.2 (2007): 326-346.

2006 “Burgundian Ideologies and Jean Wauquelin’s Prose Translations” in The Ideology of Burgundy: The Promotion of National Consciousness, 1364-1565.  Eds. D’Arcy Jonathan Dacre Boulton and Jan R. Veenstra, Brill Series in Intellectual History 145 (Leiden: Brill, 2006). 131-150.

2005 “L’Orient de Jehan Wauquelin” Jehan Wauquelin: de Mons à la cour de Bourgogne, Burgundica 11, Eds. Marie-Claude de Crécy, Gabriëlla Parussa and Sandrine Hériché Pradeau (Turnhout : Brepols, 2005). 171-184.

2002 “Female Voices Raised in Prayer: On the ‘Epic Credo’ in Adenet le Roi’s Berte as grans pies,” in Reassessing the Heroine in Medieval French Literature, Ed. Kathy Krause. (Tallahassee: University of Florida Press, 2002). 53-68.

2001 “Narrating and Performing the Saintly in Romance: Philippe de Remi’s La Manekine,” in Essays on the Literary and Legal Writings of Philippe de Remy/Beaumanoir. Ed. F. R. P. Akehurst. (Lewiston, NY: Mellon Press, 2001). 95-118.


Abstracts and Conference Proceedings:

2017        “Creating Geotagged Humanities Data via Mobile Phone: Challenges and Opportunities” in Proceedings of JADH conference, vol. 2017, Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, 89-91.

2016 “Visualizing Mouvance: Towards an Alignment of Medieval Vernacular Text Traditions” (with Stefan Jänicke), Association of Digital Humanities Organizations DH2016 Proceedings, Krakow, Poland, Summer 2016.

2015 “Supporting Peer-Review for GeoHumanities and Spatially-Inflected Projects” with Kathy Weimer, ADHO Digital Humanities 2015 Conference, Sydney, July 2015.

2013 “Visualizing Uncertainty: How to Use the Fuzzy Data of 550 Medieval Texts?” with Stefan Jänicke, Association of Digital Humanities Organizations DH2013 Conference Book of Abstracts, Lincoln, NE, Summer 2013.

2011 “Rabih Jaber and Kafka: Two Amerikas” Connections and Ruptures: America and the Middle East, the proceedings of the Third International Conference of the Center for American Studies and Research (Beirut: AUB, 2011).

1994 “Violences et spiritualité dans le ‘Rommant’ de la Manekine,” in La Violence au moyen âge. Senefiance 36. Actes du 19e colloque du Centre Universitaire d’Études et de Recherches Médiévales d’Aix. (Aix-en-Provence, 1994). 571-85.


Book Reviews:

2016 Antoine de la Sale. Jean de Saintré: A Late Medieval Education in Love and Chivalry. (The Middle Ages Series.) Trans. Roberta L. Krueger and Jane H. M. Taylor. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, forthcoming in Speculum 91.3 (July 2016).

2011 Sahar Amer, Crossing Borders: Love between Women in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures. (The Middle Ages Series.) Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, for Speculum 86.1 (January 2011): 155-157.

2010 Alexandre Winkler, Le Tropisme de Jérusalem dans la prose et la poésie (XIIe-XIVe siècle). Essai sur la littérature des croisades (Paris : Champion, 2006) for Speculum  85.1 (January 2010) : 210-212.

2006 “Court Culture, Downsized,” review of Gerard Nijsten, In the Shadow of Burgundy: The Court of Guelders in the Late Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004) for The Medieval Review.



2014 Bilal Abi Farraj, David Wrisley, Houda Nasser, Julia El Zini, Mohamad Jaber, Randa El Khatib, Shadia Barada, Wassim El-Hajj and Yasmin Kadah. Topotext: an integrated tool for Part of Speech/Named Entity Recognition/Map Visualization of Literature.



2015 The Literary Geographies of Christine de Pizan (geo-data). Zenodo. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.35350


Professional Writing:

2015 “Exploring the Digital Humanities at AUC #DHAUC” Center for Teaching and Learning New Chalk Talk, vol. 14, issue 7, 13 October 2015.