Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Sephardic/Jewish Studies (Spain and the Islamic World)
Sephardic Studies in the University (Associated University Press, 1994).
The Jews of Spain (Macmillan, The Free Press, 1992).
Jewish Society in Fez (E.J. Brill, 1980).
"Toward and Understanding of the Term 'The Golden Age' as an Historical Reality" in The Culture of Spanish Jewry (ed. Aviva Doron, Tel Aviv, 1994).
"The Jews of North Africa and the Middle East," in The Modern Jewish Experience, (ed. J. Wertheimer 1993).
Series Editor/Editorial Boards:
Wayne State University Press
Jewish Publication Society Journal of Jewish Political Studies
Fellowship/Awards Selection Committees:
Dorot Foundation, National Jewish Book Award, Fulbright Awards (Israel-Near East and South East Asia), Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Board of Directors:
Association for Jewish Studies, American Society for Sephardic Studies