Maribel Fierro#

Maribel Fierro
Membership Number:3552
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2005 - present Research Professor, ILC, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (=CCHS), CSIC, Madrid.
  • 1992-2005 Scientific Researcher, Department of Arabic Studies, Institute of Philology, CSIC, Madrid
  • 2011 September-December (Autumn Term) Visiting Professor, Chicago University (Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative).
  • 2002 March-May (Spring Term) Visiting Professor, Stanford University
  • 1999 October - 2000 February Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Research Group “Law and the State in Classical Islam”
  • 1998 (March-April) and 2012 (May): Directeur d´Études Associé, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Paris
  • 1994 September-1995 August Visiting member (Herodotus fellow), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
  • 1986 July-1987 February Associate Professor of the Department of Arabic Studies, Faculty of Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • 1983 December - 1986 July Assistant at the Department of Arabic Studies, Faculty of Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • 1982 September - 1983 August Research scholar, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. British Council grant.
  • 1979 January-1982 August predoctoral student, Fellowship Formacion Personal Investigador (Spanish Ministry of Education).

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of the Medieval Islamic West (till the 15th century)
  • History of al-Andalus (8th-15th centuries)
  • Islamic law
  • Heresy and orthodoxy in Islam
  • Violence in Islam
  • Gender and law in Islamic societies
  • Religious beliefs and practices in pre-modern Islamic societies
  • Emotions in Islam
  • Political and religious legitimacy and authority in pre-modern Islamic societies

Honours and Awards
  • 2014: "R. Stephen Humphreys Distinguished Scholar". University of California, Santa Barbara, Center for Middle East Studies.
  • 2011: Waldo G. Leland Prize – American Historical Association - recognizes the outstanding reference tool in history over a five-year period. Prof. Michael A. Cook, general editor, The New Cambridge History of Islam, 6 vols. (Cambridge Univ. Press).M. Fierro is the editor of vol. II.

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