Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Law and Religious Studies
Affiliated Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and History
PhD, Princeton University, 2007
MA, Princeton University, 2005
MA, Jewish Theological Seminary, 2002
MSc, London School of Economics, 1991
BA, University of Washington, 1990
Jewish and Islamic history in the medieval period; economic, social, and legal history.
Office Hours: On leave 2012-13
Office: 149 Buttrick Hall
Law school website: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/faculty/faculty-detail/index.aspx?faculty_id=356
Phil Lieberman is an historian of Jewish life in Islamic lands, focusing particularly on social, economic, and legal history. His research relies heavily on the Judeo-Arabic documents of the Cairo Geniza, a treasure trove of fragments from the daily life of the Jewish community of medieval Egypt. In addition to being a significant contributor to the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (Brill, 2010), Phil served as a section editor for that publication for the modern Arabic-speaking world. Phil was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to spend the summer of 2011 in Cairo at al-Azhar University, working with some manuscripts of Islamic law at the Egyptian National Library.
In a Pluralistic Age: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain
Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
Islam and the Jews