Zoe Griffith<

Zoe Griffith

Assistant Professor

Zoe Griffith is an Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her book manuscript, The Egypt Merchants: Imperial Governance and Economic Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean, 1670-1830 tells the story of how Muslim merchants and state officials on Egypt's Mediterranean coast negotiated Ottoman access to Egyptian wealth and revenues in the long-eighteenth century. Research and writing for this project, based on her doctoral dissertation (Brown University, 2017), have been supported by the Fulbright-Hays, the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Research Council in Egypt, among other organizations. Since 2019, she has been involved with the EGYLandscape research project, jointly-funded by the French and German Science Foundations.

As part of the JANET project team, Zoe is translating a number of Islamic court records from Egypt's Mediterranean ports (Alexandria, Rosetta, and Damietta). She will also compile an annotated bibliography of relevant Arabic-language scholarship.


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 849911)