Brian Catlos
Jewish Studies • Religious Studies

Office: Eaton Humanities 282

Office Hours: Mondays 12-1 pm via Zoom; Tuesdays 1-2 pm in-person; and by appointment (please email in advance to clarify whether you'd like to meet in-person or via zoom)

Professor of Religious Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Religious Studies, Director of the CU Mediterranean Studies Group

Areas of research related to Jewish Studies:

Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean


Mediterranean Religion Before Modernity (HUMN 3850); Christian Traditions (RLST 3000); Medieval Spain: Religion, Culture and Ethnicity (RLST 4820/5820); Mediterranean Religion and Society (RLST 4820/5820)

Recent publications:

The Sea in the Middle: The Mediterranean World, 650-1650 and Texts from the Middle (University of California Press, 2022)

Muslims of Medieval Latin Christiandom, c. 1050-1614 (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014)

About Prof. Catlos:

Brian Catlos has been a member of the Religious Studies faculty at CU-Boulder since 2010 and serves as the Undergraduate Director for Religious Studies. He is affiliated also with the History Department and the Humanities and Jewish Studies Programs. He co-convenes the new University of Colorado Mediterranean Studies Group and is also Co-Director of The Mediterranean Seminar, an international forum for scholarly collaboration for developing research and teaching in the field of Mediterranean Studies, and co-Director (PI to July 2012) of the University of California Mediterranean Studies Multi-Campus Research Program, based at the University of California Santa Cruz.