Michael Ebstein

Michael Ebstein
Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and the Dept. of Arabic Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Room 6419. Office Hours: By e-mail appointment

Received his PhD from the Hebrew University in 2012. He has conducted postdoctoral research at the Freie Universitat Berlinand in the Martin Buber Society of Fellows at the Hebrew University. In his research, he focuses on classical Islamic mysticism with particular attention to medieval mysticism in al-Andalus (Muslim Spain). He is likewise interested in the relation between Sunni mysticism and the Shiite tradition, as well as in the links between these traditions and Jewish mysticism or Kabbalah. Among his publications: Mysticism and Philosophy in al-Andalus. Ibn Masarra, Ibn al-'Arabi and the Isma'ili Tradition, Leiden: Brill, 2014.