Author: Émilie Pasquier

Émilie Pasquier (she/her) graduated in 2021 from Sciences Po Paris’ School of Research in History, after studying History and English at Sorbonne University. Her master’s thesis, directed by Giacomo Parrinello and Jean-Pierre Filiu, concentrates on the Cairo Water Company, created in 1865 by a French engineer with the encouragement of Khedive Ismail. Her research meets environmental with economic history and intends to show how economic interests shaped hydraulic infrastructures in Egyptian cities in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. During her Master’s, she was hosted for a month by the CEDEJ (Centre for Economic, Judicial and Social Study and Documentation) in Cairo.