Dr. Maisie J Meyer

Dr Maisie J Meyer

Dr Meyer has lectured widely on Baghdadi Jew in the eastern Diaspora and has presented papers on the subject worldwide. She has published numerous authoritative articles in prestigious journals. Her ground-breaking book From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo: A Century of Sephardi Jewish Life in Shanghai (Lanham M.D.2003), based on her extensive research on the subject, has been a sell out and a has just been reprinted. Book reviews have considered it a definitive history of the Baghdadi Jewish merchants who settled in Shanghai in the mid 19th century.

Dr Meyer is a double graduate in English and Humanities, both with honours and obtained her MA degree in International History. She was awarded a PhD from the London School of Economics in 1994.

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