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Zachary Davis Cuyler, PhD

Assistant Professor

History (Modern Middle East, Environmental History, Political Economy)


Zachary Davis Cuyler is an Assistant Professor and a fellow at Century International.  His scholarship focuses on the historical and contemporary politics of infrastructure, energy, and the environment in the mashriq.  His academic work has been published in International Labor and Working-Class HistoryHistorical MaterialismLabor History, and the Arab Studies Journal, and he has written on the contemporary politics of the mashriq for Middle East ReportSynaps, and L’Orient-Le Jour.  Zachary’s dissertation, “Fossil Lebanon,” which he defended in the summer of 2023, examines how Lebanon’s relationship to the oil industry shaped the country’s politics, economy, and built environment across the mid-20th century.