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Carol Bakhos is Associate Professor of Late Antique Judaism and Jewish Studies at UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture. Professor Bakhos was recently awarded a Mellon Grant for the 2006-07 academic year to study Qur’anic scriptural interpretation at Princeton, where she was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Professor Bakhos has written numerous articles in her field, edited two volumes, Judaism in its Hellenistic Context (Leiden: EJ Brill, 2004) and Current Trends in the Study of Midrash (Leiden: EJ Brill, 2006), and is the author of a monograph entitled Ishmael on the Border: Rabbinic Portrayals of the First Arab (New York: SUNY Press, 2006; recipient of Koret Foundation grant). Professor Bakhos will be Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies for this academic year.

Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 2009) pp. 84-90