Joseph Leonardo Vignone


Joseph Leonardo Vignone is a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University and managing editor of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. His research focuses on the medical practices promoted by Arabic ethical literature between 900 and 1400 as they relate to the enhancement of Muslim scholars' intellectual capacities. His wider interests include medieval models of contagion, historical certainty in Islamic prophetic tradition, Islamic genders and sexualities, and the depiction of Islam in video games.

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  • B.A. Fordham University Lincoln Center
  • M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School
  • A.M. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences