Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University, Georgia
Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow of History - Class of Spring 2016
Roxani Margariti began teaching at Emory University in 2002, after completing her PhD in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Her research interests focus on Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean social and economic history, with an emphasis on maritime history and material culture. She has participated in archaeological excavations and surveys in England, Greece, Turkey, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. Margariti was a Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Her work has also been supported by the Getty Foundation and Fordham University’s Center for Medieval Studies.
Margariti’s first book, Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port (2007), was a study of urban topography and commercial institutions at the Yemeni port. She is also the co-editor of two volumes, Histories of the Middle East: Studies in Middle Eastern Economy, Society, and Law in Honor of A.L. Udovitch (2010) and Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval and Early Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Mark R. Cohen (2014).