Emily Gottreich is the Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Adjunct Professor of History and International and Area Studies, and Chair of the undergraduate major in Middle Eastern Studies. Between 2009-2013 she served as the President of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies.

Prof. Gottreich received a Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University in 1999, an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University in 1992, and a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley in 1989. Her research focuses on Moroccan Jewish history and Muslim-Jewish relations in broader Arab-Islamic contexts.

Courses taught by Prof. Gottreich include: “Jews and Muslims” (MES 130/HIS 100), “North Africa: History, Culture, Society” (MES 150), “Scope and Methods of Research in MES” (MES 102) and “Senior Thesis in MES” (MES 190/H195).


Jewish Morocco: A History from Pre-Islamic to Post-Colonial Times. London: I.B. Tauris, 2018.

The Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco’s Red City. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007

Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa, co-edited with Daniel Schroeter. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011

Of Messiahs and Sultans: Shabbatai Zevi and Early Modernity in Morocco,” in Sites of Jewish Memory: Jews in and from Islamic Lands in Modern Times. London: Routledge, 2014.

Historicizing the Concept of ‘Arab Jews’ in the Maghrib,” Jewish Quarterly Review (98, 4) 2008

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