Maribel Fierro received her doctorate degree at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, where she served as Associate Professor at the Department of Arabic Studies Faculty of Philology. She has served as a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago, a Herodotus Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and as a Researcher at CSIC. Dr. Fierro currently serves as a Research Professor in the history of Islam and Islamic Law at the Spanish National Research Council’s humanities branch in Madrid, Spain.
Fierro's research topic at ILSP will be "The Judges of al-Andalus: Prosopography, Practices, Priorities and Predicaments." She will be a Senior Scholar at ILSP January–July 2017.