Assistant Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Nicola Carpentieri is Assistant Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Connecticut. He specializes in medieval Arabic poetry in the Western Mediterranean and in Greek, Arabic and Latinate medical theories on psychosomatics. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2012 and has subsequently worked at the University of Manchester (Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms, ERC-funded project) and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (recipient of the Beatriu the Pinos post-Doctoral fellowship). His current work focuses on the poetry of Arabic court officers in Muslim and Norman Sicily.