Maryam is in the dual History and Middle Eastern Studies PhD program. She is particularly interested in the exchange of ideas, people and books across the Mediterranean during the Early Modern period. Some of her earlier research addressed these questions through the lens of the history of astronomy in the Ottoman Empire, and English Oriental historiography in the 17th century. She received her Master's in European History from Oxford University, where she was an Ertegun Scholar. She holds an A.B. in History from Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude.