Selected publications

  • Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official (Oxford Studies in Byzantium). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 424 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-967390-2.

  • Why Arabic? Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2012. 57 pages. ISBN 978 90 8728 095 6

  • Papyrology and the History of Early Islamic Egypt, with L. Sundelin. Leiden: E. J. Brill 2004

  • From al-Andalus to Khurasan: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World, with L. Sundelin, S. Torallas Tovar and A. Zomeño. Leiden: E. J. Brill 2006

  • The Administration of Monastic Estates in Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt, American Studies in Papyrology, with A. Boud?hors and J. Clackson. American Society of Papyrologists. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2009

  • Studies in the Social and Economic History of the Medieval Middle East. Essays in Honour of Avram L. Udovitch, with R. Margariti and A. Sabra. Leiden: E. J. Brill 2011

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Society for Arabic Papyrology – Chair

  • Young Academy of Europe – Founding Board Member

  • Syriac Reference Portal (, Princeton University – Official Advisor


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