Oded Zinger

Oded Zinger

Oded Zinger

Jews in Islamic lands

Social history
Law & society
Gender studies
Cairo Geniza


Current Projects:

 Gender and Law in the Jewish legal arena of medieval Egypt

Curriculum Vitae 

Fellowships and Grants

  • Fellow in the “Jewish Women’s Cultural Capital from the Late Middle Ages Through the Early Twentieth Century” research group at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies. 2016/7

  • Perilman Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Jewish Studies, Duke University, 2014-2016

  • Ephraim E. Urbach Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture,  2016-2017


  • Bayard and Cleveland Dodge Memorial Prize for best PhD dissertation, NES Department, Princeton University, 2015


  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.                                          2008-2014
    PhD, Department of Near Eastern Studies.

  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.                                          2003-2007
    BA History, Certificate in Near Eastern Studies,  


See https://huji.academia.edu/OdedZinger


  • ‘I am a woman without connections’: The Social Capital of Jewish Women in Medieval Egypt and its Absence. Jewish Women Cultural Capital Under Islam, an Israel Advanced Studies Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcASpaWedk

  • Women's letters of request in medieval Egypt, Literary Genres and Their Changing Functions among Jews, Christians & Muslims in Late Antiquity & the Middle Ages. IIAS (Jerusalem) - IAS (Princeton) Joint Workshop in Humanities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYzjQ3aE0_s

  • Toward a Social History of Responsa in Medieval Egypt

  •  FROM FUSTAT TO HAIFA: 120 YEARS OF GENIZAH RESEARCH conference at Haifa university

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-5ikBJdD98