Miriam Goldstein is a scholar of Arabic language and literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She studied physics at Harvard College and graduated in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Following this she received a Marshall Fellowship for joining a master degree program in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University, UK. In 2006 she finished her doctorate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before entering this University as a lecturer, she was post-doc fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in Pennsylvania and visiting professor in Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Besides that she holded the governmental Alon Fellowship for teaching in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Her research interests include Judeo-Arabic literature and its Islamic context in particular, interreligious exchange in the medieval islamic world and concepts of authorship in medieval Arabic literature. During her research stay at Topoi Miriam Goldstein worked on a project that theorized the origin of human language in medieval Arabic compositions by Muslims and Jews.