Jesse Izzo is a medievalist whose research and teaching explore the connected histories of Western Europe, the Near East, and Inner Asia from late antiquity to the age of the Crusades. His current book project, Franks and Mamluks: Diplomacy, Politics, and War in Medieval Syria, is a study of relations between the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt in the thirteenth century. His work has been supported by the Fulbright program, the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) program, the Irving and Helen Betz Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks, the Hill Manuscript Museum and Library, and the Fresno Institute for Classical Armenian Translation.
Izzo started at Stanford in Fall 2019, having taught previously in the history departments at the University of Miami (FL) and Quinnipiac University (CT). Prior to that he was a Visiting Fellow with the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies at Harvard. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (2016), an M.Phil from Cambridge University, and a B.A. from Yale University.