Dr. Feldman Samet completed her doctorate in the Department of Jewish Thought and the Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities’ PhD program at the Hebrew University in 2018. Her main scholarly interest is histories of Jews in Muslim contexts, specializing in Sephardi and Ottoman Jewry between the 16th and 20th centuries. She was a postdoctoral fellow in two research groups at the University of Pennsylvania’s Katz Center and at Harvard University. She dedicated much of her scholarship to the Sabbatian messianic movement, focusing on multilingual manuscripts produced and used in the Ottoman Empire. Her research offers a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of mysticism and intercultural encounters, and explores their manifestations in poetry, ritual, musical traditions, popular culture, and communal life. As a Mandel Scholion fellow she aims to delve into the understudied intersection between mysticism and modern revolutionism in the late Ottoman era, and its role in the formation of culture and society.