Dr. Nora Jacobsen Ben Hammed joins MELC as Assistant Professor of Islamic Thought

July 1, 2023

MELC is delighted to announce that Nora Jacobsen Ben Hammed is joining the department as Assistant Professor of Islamic Thought beginning in Fall 2023.

Professor Jacobsen Ben Hammed comes to Cal from Bard College, where she was Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and affiliated with the programs in Interdisciplinary Study of Religions, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy. Her research focuses on medieval Islamic philosophy with a primary concentration on the continued life of Islamic philosophy as it was absorbed and transformed in Islamic theology and mysticism.