Dr Jelle Bruning is an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Leiden University. His research focuses on the social and cultural history of Egypt during the seventh through tenth centuries CE, i.e., the formative centuries of Islam, engaging with sources written in Greek, Coptic, and Arabic. In addition to papyrological projects, he is currently working on a critical edition, translation, and study of a late tenth-century text about Alexandria’s religious virtues. He is the author of The Rise of a Capital: Al-Fusṭāṭ and Its Hinterland, 18/639-132/750 (Leiden, 2018). For more information, see his staff page here.