Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, professor of Near Eastern studies and history, has been awarded the 2022 Haskins Medal by the Medieval Academy of America for her book “The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue” (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020).
The Haskins Medal is awarded annually by the academy for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies. It is the organization’s most prestigious award.
The book also has received the Middle East Medievalists Book Prize, which recognizes significant contributions to the study of the medieval Middle East, and the British Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize.
Rustow, who serves on the executive committee of the Humanities Council, was also awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015. In 2020, she received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, and her research, scholarship and teaching on the Cairo Geniza was featured in Princeton’s research magazine Discovery.