Ana María CARBALLEIRA – DEBASA (obtained an Arts degree in Semitic Philology, more specifically, in Arabic and Islam, in 1996 at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2000, she obtained a doctorate at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Currently, she is permanent researcher at the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – High Council of Scientific Research) of Granada, affiliated to the EEA (Escuela de Estudios Árabes). In 1995, she received a research grant at the Dept. of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Complutense Madrid and, in 1996, at the Dept. of Arabic Studies (CSIC, Madrid) and from 1997 to 2000 she received a pre-doctoral study grant from the CSIC (Dept. of Arabic Studies – Madrid) and from the School of Arabic Studies of the CSIC of Granada. From 2001 to 2003, she obtained a postdoctoral study grant at the l’École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). From 2004 to 2006, she worked as permanent researcher and member of the laboratory of the “Grupo de Historia del Instituto de Estudios Gallegos “Padre Sarmiento”” (CSIC- Xunta de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela) and, in 2007-2008, as researcher (I3P contract) in the Center for Human and Social Studies (CSIC, Madrid).
Her spheres of specialization are : Socio-economical history of Middle-Age Islamic society (study of the poverty and pious foundations in al-Andalus); Galicia and Galician people within medieval Arabic sources (study of the ideas that medieval Muslims authors had about Galicia and Galician people, from Arabic sources). She is the author of two books, of 30 articles published in national and international journals. Her article, “Caracterización de los pobres en la literatura paremiológica andalusí”, Al-Qantara, XXVII (2006), 105-135., is of special interest for our work. Her huge experience as researcher on the field of Muslim Spain and her knowledge of the fundamental texts from the medieval Islamic period make of A.M. Carballeira a precious collaborator.
Involvement in the project
She tagged for ALIENTO the Arabic-Andalusian proverb book of Ibn Hisham al Lahmi (12th century).