Sarah Frances Levin


University of California

Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Sarah Frances Levin researches the Jewish communities of North Africa and the Middle East, and particularly the intertextual dialogue and debate between Jews and Muslims. She sees folklore as a unique framework for addressing issues of boundaries and difference between these groups and uses this approach in her study of 20th-century Jewish-Muslim relations.

Levin recently received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley with a dissertation titled “Narrative Remembrance: Close Encounters between Muslims and Jews in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.”

Selected Publications
  • “Wit, Ruse, Rivalry, and Other Keys to Coexistence: Reflections of Jewish-Muslim Relations in Berber Oral Traditions” in North African Mosaic: A Cultural Reappraisal of Ethnic and Religious Minorities, ed. N. Boudraa and J. Krause (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)