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- Sacred histories and narrative traditions of the pre-modern Mediterranean world
- Muslim biographical genres, Muslim legal and theological traditions
- prophecy and pious figures
Dale Spicer joined the Department of Religious Studies in 2013 after receiving his B.A. in History and Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan. He is currently working on two major projects: the first is an essay entitled "Economies of Solitude in Narratives of Spiritual Exemplars," which seeks to demonstrate how economic language and economies operate in descriptions of ascetic figures in Christian and Muslim sources. The second project is an intertextual analysis of Ibn Ishaq's biography of Muhammad focusing on interactions between Muhammad, the Ansar, and Jewish tribes in Medina