Congratulations to recent graduate Bogdan Smarandache

Bogdan Smarandache (PhD 2019) has accepted a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held at the Unité mixte de recherche 8167 Orient & Mediterranée in Paris. He will be joining a research team called Islam médiéval within the UMR. His project, “Sovereignty and the Negotiation of Minority Rights in the Medieval Mediterranean, c. 650-1450,” is an extension of his dissertation research, which examines how negotiations over the conditions of religious minorities contributed to Christian and Islamic conceptualizations of sovereignty. He also hopes to contribute to two current projects: “Atlas du monde musulman medieval” and “Les mots de la paix.” His 24-month Fellowship will begin in the fall or early winter. Congratulations, Bogdan!