Olivia Remie Constable

Olivia Remie Constable

Fellow: Awarded 2012

Field of Study: Medieval and Renaissance History

Competition: US & Canada

Olivia Remie Constable is a professor of medieval history and the Robert M. Conway director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. She taught in the History Department at Columbia University for six years after receiving her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 1989; she then moved to the History Department at the University of Notre Dame in 1995. She has published Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula 900-1500 (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which won the John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America; Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997; second edition 2011); and Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 2003). She is currently working on a new book project entitled Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval Spain, which looks at Muslim communities living under Christian rule in Spain and the western Mediterranean, from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries. Remie Constable has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, she has been the recipient of fellowships from the NEH and the ACLS, and she was named a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2009.