Luke Yarbrough, assistant professor of near eastern languages and cultures in the UCLA College, has been awarded the 2019 Al-Masāq Prize for his article “A Christian Shīʿī, and Other Curious Confreres: Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr on Getting Along with Unbelievers.”
The prize is awarded biennially by the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean for the best article to appear in “Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean” during the two-year period. This society is devoted to promoting the study of all parts of Mediterranean history and culture.
Yarbrough is a historian of pre-modern Islamic societies, and his work deals primarily with relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in their historical and legal aspects. He is a past recipient of the annual Helen I. Mandeville Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities.