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Cecilia Palombo

Guest researcher

Name
Dr. C. Palombo
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
c.palombo@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Cecilia Palombo is a postdoc in the ERC project "Embedding Conquest: Naturalizing Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire."

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Cecilia Palombo is a postdoc in the ERC project "Embedding Conquest: Naturalizing Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire." She works on the social and political history of the pre-Ottoman Middle East and on its documentary cultures. She gained her PhD in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Her PhD dissertation explores the participation of Christian religious officials and organizations in building strategies of local government in Abbasid Egypt, also aiming at problematizing the concept of community and community-centered narratives about the pre-modern Middle East. She has cultivated a special interest in the study of the Qur’an and its relationship with late-antique texts and is currently a member of the academic Programming Committee of the International Quranic Studies Association.

Guest researcher

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES APT

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