Ksenia Ryzhova


Ksenia is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department. Her undergraduate scholarship relied on manuscripts of didactic chivalric works to study the development and transmission of new ideas of chivalry and kingship during the Hundred Years War.

At Princeton, a few courses with Marina Rustow and Helmut Reimitz converted her to the Dark Side (Diplomatics). Her dissertation will treat Muslims living under Norman Sicilian rule, in part through the study of administrative documents.