Oded Zinger


Oded Zinger studies the history of Jews in the medieval Islamic world, mostly through the documents of the Cairo genizot. He is currently completing a book on women, gender and law, investigating how ordinary Jews experienced the judicial bazaar of medieval Egypt. He is also working on a project on private letters from the Geniza and claims based on gender and kinship. He is also interested in the popular literature composed and consumed by Jews in the medieval world and how it can be used for social history. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University. He completed his BA and PhD at Princeton, where he worked at the Geniza Lab for nearly a decade, and he returned as a post-doc to work on the JTS documents project.