Prof. Emily Gottreich
Founding Director, Initiative for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations, UC Berkeley
Emily Gottreich is President of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and Associate Adjunct Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, where she also serves as Vice Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. A specialist in Moroccan Jewish history, Prof. Gottreich has published widely and regularly teaches courses on the following topics: Muslim-Jewish relations, Sephardic history, Jews in Islamic texts, and North African and Middle Eastern History. She has co-directed two major international conferences on the topic of Muslim-Jewish relations, one in California and one in Tangier, Morocco. She spent the academic year 2010-2011 on sabbatical in Marrakech, Morocco.
She holds a Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies. She is the author of The Mellah of Marrakech: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco’s Red City (2007) and co-editor of Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa (2011).