Kristina Richardson is an associate professor of history at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (Princeton AB; Michigan PhD).
She has held research fellowships at the Universities of Munich, Bonn, and Münster. Her first book, Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), examined a generational chain of Arab disabled and able-bodied writers who wrote about disability. With Dr. Boris Liebrenz she has recently completed a study and edition of the notebook of a 16th-century Aleppine weaver. This work will be published with Orient-Institut Beirut in 2019. Additionally, she has published articles on such subjects as blue- and green-eyed people, female slave performers, early modern Syrian manuscripts, and the documentation of a 16th-century Syrian sign alphabet. She is currently completing a monograph about medieval Middle Eastern Gypsy groups.
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