Ksenia Ryzhova

Project Manager, Princeton Geniza Project

I received my BA in French Studies and Linguistics from Dartmouth College. My undergraduate work involved didactic chivalric works from fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Northern Europe.  

At Princeton, I dove headfirst into Arabic documents and the world of the documentary Geniza thanks to Professor Rustow’s courses (and learned to read Judaeo-Arabic along the way). My dissertation focuses on Muslim Sicily and its transition to Norman rule, for which the Geniza trade letters serve as an invaluable resource.  

Previously, I was the Graduate Coordinator for another Princeton initiative, Manuscripts Rare Books and Archive Studies (https://marbas.princeton.edu/).