Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Devon Levesquedevon levesque

Ph.D. Candidate
Medieval Islamic and Mediterranean History


M.A. in History – Queen’s University, 2014
B.A. in History – University of Calgary, 2013


Devon Levesque is a doctoral student with Dr. Adnan Husain. His academic interests are centered upon the Western Mediterranean with emphasis on Andalusia and the Maghreb under the Almoravid and Almohad Dynasties from the eleventh- to thirteenth-century. Themes of interest include how Berber practices interacted with Islamic institutions surrounding the caliphate and the Maliki madhhab, religious interactions with Christians and Jews, the tribal dynamics that brought the Almoravid and Almohad movements into power, and issues of historiography in Islamic, Medieval, and North African studies.


2016. “Confronting the Mirage of Muslim Piracy and Mediterranean Religious Identity in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries.” Hospes eram et collexistis me: Crisis and Migration in Late Antique and Early Medieval Europe and Byzantium. Queen’s University, Kingston.