Jason Busic

Jason Busic

Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Department of Modern Languages
Position Type
- Present

Jason Busic joined the Department of Modern Languages in 2012 after teaching at St. Michael’s University, VT, for three years. Jason earned his doctorate from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University in 2009 with a concentration in Medieval and Early Modern Peninsular Studies and a secondary concentration in Colonial Studies. Prior to attending The Ohio State University, Jason completed his undergraduate work and a master’s degree in Spanish from Ohio University. His research focuses on the intersection between language, religion, and culture in the formation of identity, particularly in the medieval Mediterranean and early modern Iberia. His publications explore this theme in Christian-Muslim encounter and dialogue as communicated in catechism, apology, and the manuscript tradition of biblical translation from Latin into Arabic. Jason teaches at all levels of the Spanish curriculum including beginning and intermediate Spanish, introduction to literary analysis, and Peninsular culture surveys and seminars.

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 medieval and early modern Spain. He is particularly interested in Christian-Muslim relations, the role of language in the formation of religious identities, and how these communities influence each other's theological thought.



Peer Reviewed

  • “Between Latin Theology and Arabic Kalām: Samson’s Apologeticus contra perfidos (864) and Ḥafṣ b. Albar al-Qūṭī’s Extant Works (fl. Late Ninth/Early Tenth Centuries).” Medieval Encounters 25.5-6 (2019): 553-80.
  • “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 (2018, actual date of publ. Sept. 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.
  • “Medieval Complexity: Convivencia and the Construction of Religious Identity in Mozarabic Apology.” Enarratio: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 21 (2017, actual date of publ. Jan 2019)
  • “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.
  • “Religious Identity, Language, and Exegesis: The Mozarabs and an Arabic Gospel.” La corónica 46.2 (2018): 5-31
  • “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.


  • Catecheses mystagogicae pro aduenis ex secta Mahometana. Ad parochos, & potestates” and “Pedro Guerra de Lorca.” Christian-Muslim relations 1500-1900. Ed. David Thomas and Luis Bernabé Pons. Leiden: Brill, 2015.