(Catlos, Brian A. - 2017) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service
Brian Catlos studies the social, economic and cultural interaction of ethno-religious groups in the Medieval Mediterranean, focusing especially on Christians, Muslims and Jews in Iberia. He has been a member of the Religious Studies faculty at CU Boulder since 2010 and is also affiliated with the history department and the Humanities and Jewish Studies programs. He directs the University of Colorado Mediterranean Studies Group and co-directs the Mediterranean Seminar, an international forum for scholarly collaboration in the field of Mediterranean studies. His book Muslims of Latin Christendom was awarded the Albert Hourani Book Prize by the Middle East Studies Association, and his book Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors received an honorable mention in the PROSE Awards. Professor Catlos is known for his ability to bring faculty together in productive conversations. He regularly delivers lectures, talks and conference papers in North America and Europe. Catlos has traveled extensively on five continents (once hitch-hiking from London to Istanbul and back) and has lived, worked and studied in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. He also writes, contributes to and consults for travel publications, and is involved in documentary film.