Ekaterina Pukhovaia

7th-year Ph.D. student
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I am a Ph.D. student studying early modern Yemeni political and social history. My dissertation examines state-building in Zaydi Yemen during the first period of Ottoman rule (1538-1635). My research interests include the history of the Red Sea region, Islamic intellectual history, Arabic codicology and paleography, and the development of Arabic history-writing (1300-1800).

In 2018-2019 I will be carrying out manuscript research in Italy and Turkey as a CLIR Mellon Fellow. 


I received my B.A. and M.A. in Arabic language and history of the Middle East from Moscow State University. I studied Arabic in Beirut (AUB), and conducted research in Paris (as an exchange student affiliated with INALCO) and Tel-Aviv (Moshe Dayan Center).

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Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

Pukhovaia, Ekaterina. “A Zaydī Multitext Manuscript from the Glaser Collection (Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin): MS Glaser 37.” Shii Studies Review 1, no. 1–2 (March 29, 2017): 175–93. https://doi.org/10.1163/24682470-12340007.