Nina Caputo

Office: 216 Keene-Flint Hall
Phone: (352) 273-3379
Fax: (352) 392-6927
Email: ncaputo@ufl.edu
Website: http://users.clas.ufl.edu/users/ncaputo
Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Nina Caputo is an Associate Professor in the Department of History. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Caputo is a scholar of medieval Jewish history and interfaith relations in medieval Europe. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, and Florida International University, and has been recipient of a Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Penn Humanities Center and a Dorest Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Caputo is author of Nahmanides in Medieval Catalonia: History, Community, Messianism (2007) and Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263, A Graphic History (Oxford 2017), illustrated by Liz Clarke. She has also co-editied Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity (Cornell, 2014) and, with Mitchell B. Hart, On the Word of a Jew. Religion, Reliability, and the Dynamics of Trust (Indiana, February 2019). She is currently working on a book that uses Petrus Alfonsi to explore the figure of the convert and conversion in the Christian middle ages and on a short study of medieval commentaries on Genesis 6:1-4 and the motif of the nephiliim. Professor Caputo’s recent courses include “Medieval Jewish History,” “Early Modern Jewish History,” “Holy War”, “Religion and Politics in Medieval Iberia”. Her graduate students work in medieval Jewish history, medieval Iberian history, and early modern Sephardic culture.