Jessica Andruss

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

University of Virginia

Research Interests

Jessica Andruss studies medieval Jewish and Islamic cultural and intellectual history, and the connections between Jewish and Muslim communities in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Her research focuses on texts written by Jews in Arabic, from works of religious philosophy to translations and commentaries on the Hebrew Bible. Through this literature, she explores the ways that medieval Jews advanced biblical scholarship, adapted the rabbinic tradition, and engaged Islamic discourse and the wider Arabic culture.

Contact Information