Jason Busic

Jason Busic

Associate Professor
Director of Middle East & North African Studies
Position Type
- Present

Jason Busic joined the Department of Modern Languages in 2012 after teaching at St. Michael’s University, VT, from 2009-2012. Jason earned his doctorate from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University (2009) with concentrations in medieval and early modern Iberia and colonial Latin America. Prior to attending The Ohio State University, Jason completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Spanish from Ohio University. His research interests include folk narratives from Spain and Morocco, narrative theory, and religious and cultural contact in the Mediterranean. Jason enjoys teaching at all levels of the Spanish curriculum.

M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Learning & Teaching

  • SP 111, First Semester Spanish
  • SP 112, Second Semester Spanish
  • SP 211, Intermediate Spanish
  • SP 215, Advanced Writing and Grammar
  • SP 220, Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • SP 320, Survey of Spanish (Peninsular) Literature
  • SP 330, Survey in Peninsular Culture
  • SP 420, Seminar in Peninsular Literature
  • SP 430, Seminar in Peninsular Culture


Jason Busic studies cultural exchange and the shared cultures of Spain, Morocco, and the Mediterranean. He is currently exploring folklore, folk narrative, and narrative theory with a focus on Spain and Morocco.


  • “A Clear Book, كتاب مبين: Translating the Psalms and Christian Identity into the Language of the Qurʾān in Ninth-Century Cordoba.” Iberian Babel: Translation and Multilingualism in the Medieval and the Early Modern Mediterranean. Ed. Michelle Hamilton and Nuria Silleras-Fernández. Leiden: Brill, 2022. 15-38.
  • Yasmine Beale-Rivaya and Jason Busic, eds. Monographic Issue I. Places of Encounter: Language, Culture, and Religious Identity in Medieval Iberia. eHumanista 41 (2019)
  • “Negotiating Language and Religion in Umayyad Córdoba: Ḥafṣ b. Albar al-Qūṭī’s Arabic Psalter.” Monographic Issue I. Places of Encounter: Language, Culture, and Religious Identity in Medieval Iberia. Ed. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya and Jason Busic. eHumanista 41 (2019): 19-39.
  • “From Medieval to Early Modern, from Christian to Muslim: Difficult Boundaries in the Arabic Gospels and Paul’s Epistles of Biblioteca Nacional de España ms. 4971 (Sixteenth-Century Spain).” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 18.4 (2019): 26-50.
  • “Between Latin Theology and Arabic Kalām: Samson’s Apologeticus contra perfidos (864 CE) and Ḥafṣ b. Albar al-Qūṭī’s Extant Works (fl. late ninth/early tenth centuries).” Medieval Encounters 25.5 (2019): 553-80.
  • Yasmine Beale-Rivaya and Jason Busic, eds. A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Leiden: Brill, 2018.
  • “Christian Theology in Arabic and the Mozarabs of Medieval Toledo: Primary Texts, Main Themes, and Potential Problems.” A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Ed. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya and Jason Busic. Leiden: Brill, 2018: 140-63.
  • “Religious Identity, Language, and Exegesis: The Mozarabs and an Arabic Gospel.” La corónica 46.2 (2018): 5-31.
  • “Medieval Complexity: Convivencia and the Construction of Religious Identity in Mozarabic Apology.” Enarratio: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 21 (2017).
  • “Christianity, Islam, and Muḥammad in the Mozarabic Liber denudationis (XI or XII Century).” Revisiting Convivencia in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Ed. Connie Scarborough. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2014.
  • “Order and Resistance in the Polemical and Catechetical Literature of Early Modern Spain (1515-1599): Christians, Muslims, and Moriscos.” Hispanic Review 82.3 (2014): 331-58.
  • “Polemic and Hybridity in Early Modern Spain: Juan Andrés’ Confusión o confutación de la secta Mahomética y del Alchorán (1515).” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 12.1 (2012): 85-113.


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