Having completed post-graduate work in the History of Science Department, Allyssa is currently honing her skills as a digital historian. Her research focuses on the transmission of Arabic mathematical sciences to Europe, particularly through Spain, in the late medieval and early modern period. While her research centers around astronomy, it also looks at numerals as a technology of astral sciences, and at astrology as encompassing a range of expressions of popular sensibilities.
These interests have led her to explore cosmologies, medieval philosophy, music, medicine, food, Jewish scholarly networks, and the early European university system as integral pieces of the Islamicate-to-Latinate transmission process.
Allyssa also teaches piano, tutors test prep and ESL, and freelances as a photographer.