Sarah Ifft Decker

Sarah Ifft Decker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Rhodes College. She is a social and economic historian of medieval Europe and the Mediterranean; her research focuses in particular on how gender and religious difference shaped the options available to medieval women.

Dr. Ifft Decker received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, her M.A. from The Jewish Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D. from Yale University. She has published several articles on subjects including Jewish women’s moneylending and Jewish divorce practices in medieval Iberia. Her first book, The Fruit of Her Hands: Jewish and Christian Women’s Work in Medieval Catalan Cities is under contract with Pennsylvania State University Press.