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Nick is now an Affliated Researcher to the GRU having previous worked as a temporary Research Assistant studying Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic manuscripts. He holds a BA in Near Eastern Languages and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago, and he recently completed his PhD as a Gates Cambridge Scholar under the supervision of Prof. Geoffrey Khan. He is now a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Cambridge Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, where his research examines interfaith exchange in the intellectual history of medieval Semitic languages. He also studies Syriac scribal culture, Masoretic thought, and the history of Genizah collections.


Publications on Genizah topics

2021 with Magdalen Connolly. “A Survey of Personal-Use Qurʾan Manuscripts Based on Fragments from the Cairo Genizah.” Journal of Qurʾanic Studies 23.2.

2021. “Hissing, Gnashing, Piercing, Cracking: Naming Vowels in Medieval Hebrew.” New Perspectives in Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew, eds. Aaron D. Hornkohl and Geoffrey Khan. Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures, 7. Cambridge: University of Cambridge & Open Book Publishers, 29-55.

2020 with Estara J Arrant. “Three Fragments of a Judaeo-Arabic Translation of Ecclesiastes with Full Tiberian Vocalisation.” Intellectual History of the Islamicate World (2020), 1-38.

2020 with Magdalen Connolly. “‘An Arabic Qurʾān, that you might understand’: Qurʾān Fragments in the T-S Arabic Cairo Genizah Collection.” Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 11 (3), 292-351.

2020. “A Judaeo-Arabic Biblical Glossary as a Source for Arabic Historical Dialectology.” Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 20, 33-52.