Ph.D. candidate, History and Middle Eastern Studies
(on leave 2016-7)
I am interested in what it means to do archival research in the sense of how to create an archive when “going to the archive” is not possible, or a traditional archive does not exist. I plan to explore this in addition to historical ethnography.
Areas of interest:
I focus on modern Iranian and Central Asian history – particularly the movement of leftist intellectual thought throughout the twentieth century.
Languages spoken: Persian (Farsi and Tajiki), Russian