Hussein Fancy is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He specializes in the social, intellectual, and cultural history of Christian-Islamic interaction in the medieval Mediterranean, with a particular focus on Spain and North Africa. He recently completed a book, The Mercenary Mediterranean: Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (Chicago). He is currently working on a new project, tentatively entitled The Outlaw Sea, which examines Muslim, Christian, and Jewish criminal associations in the medieval Mediterranean. Most recently, he was a Carnegie Scholar (2009-2011) and an ACLS Fellow (2013-2014).