Zachary Davis Cuyler is a PhD candidate whose work focuses on infrastructure politics, political economy, and environmental history in the mashriq. His dissertation, "Fossil Lebanon," examines how infrastructures of oil historically shaped Lebanon as a national space and political economy within transnational relations of extraction, accumulation, and empire. His research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Chateaubriand Fellowship, the Orient-Institut Beirut, the Palestinian-American Research Center, and NYU's Graduate Research Initiative. His work has been published in International Labor and Working-Class History, Historical Materialism, Labor History, the Arab Studies Journal, and Middle East Report.
“Space and Materiality in Recent Studies of Labor and Class in the Middle East and Islamic World,” International Labor and Working-Class History (Spring 2022), co-authored with Gabriel Young.
“Toward the Target and the Goal: Infrastructure Sabotage and Palestinian Liberation in the Pages of al-Hadaf,” Historical Materialism 28.4.
“The Trans-Arabian Pipeline and the Technopolitics of Anti-Sectarian Labor Mobilization in Lebanon, 1950-1964,” Labor History 60.1.
“The Arab World’s Non-Linear Electricity Transitions,” Middle East Report 280.
Electrical Palestine by Fredrik Meiton, book review, Arab Studies Journal 28.2.
“Tapline, Welfare Capitalism, and Mass Mobilization in Lebanon, 1950-1964,” in Bini, Atakabi, and Ehsani, eds., Working for Oil (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018).
He has published in Labor History, Middle East Report, and the edited volume Working for Oil.