Francisco J. Cintrón Mattei

Francisco J. Cintrón Mattei


B.A. in History, Minor in Classical Civilizations, summa cum laude, Ohio University (2018)

Year of Matriculation



Areas of Interest

Medieval Iberia; Jews & Christians in al-Andalus; Mozarabs & Arabized Christians; Law & Society in the Medieval Mediterranean


Francisco's research centers on the legal status of religious minorities in the medieval Iberian Peninsula and the social dynamics that emerge from the convergence of pluralistic legal systems in medieval societies. He is interested in the social history of Christians living under Muslim rule in the medieval Mediterranean, as well as the development of canon law and Classical Islamic law concerning Muslim-Christian relations.

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • J. William Fulbright Research Fellowship: "The 'Colección Canónica Hispana' in al-Andalus: Law and Society among Arabized Christians" (2018–19)
  • Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Fellowship: "Christian Society under Muslim Rule: Canon Collections from Muslim Spain" (2019–20)
  • Conference Presentation: "Insights into the Judicial Organization and Social Authority of an Andalusi Church Judiciary," Canon Law and Christian Societies, Between Christianity and Islam, Museo Arqueológico Nacional (Madrid, Spain, 2021)
  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Graduate Fellow (2021-2023)
  • Medieval Institute, Duffy Fellow (2022-2023)