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Associate Professor of Religion, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Jessica Marglin is assistant professor of Religion and the Ruth Ziegler Early Career Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of Southern California. She earned her PhD from Princeton University and her BA and MA from Harvard University. Her book, Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco (Yale University Press) was awarded the 2016 Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize by the American Academy for Jewish Research for an outstanding first book in Jewish Studies. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Rome Prize and a Fulbright fellowship. Her publications have appeared in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Jewish Social Studies, the Jewish Quarterly Review, the British Journal of Middle East Studies, and Comparative Studies in Society and History. She is currently working on the legal disputes over the estate of Nissim Shamama, a trans-Mediterranean case from the late nineteenth century involving Italian, Jewish, Tunisian, and Islamic law.


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    Associate Professor of Religion , University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences