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Graduate Students (in Iran and Persianate Studies)

Name: Assef Ashraf
Department: History
Year of Study: Sixth Year (2008)
Field of Research: Political Culture of Early Qajar Iran
Dissertation Title: From Khan to Shah: The Rise of a Qajar Political and Court Culture in Iran, 1785-1848
Adviser: Abbas Amanat
Website: http://history.yale.edu/people/assef-ashraf


Name: Camille Cole
Department: History
Year of Study: First Year (2013)
Field of Research: River Systems in Mesopotamia and Iran
Adviser: Abbas Amanat and Alan Mikhail
Website: http://history.yale.edu/people/


Name: Kevin Gledhill
Department: History
Year of Study: Third Year (2011)
Field of Research: The Caspian World and the Emergence of Qajar Iran
Adviser: Abbas Amanat
Website: http://history.yale.edu/people/kevin-gledhill


Name: John Hartley
Department: Sociology
Year of Study: Sixth Year (2008)
Field of Research: Religion, politics & society; belief, meaning and morality in social action; religion and globalization; revolutions; Muslim-Christian relations; political communication; social theory
Dissertation Title: Religious Exclusivists Taking Inclusive Action?
Adviser: Phil Gorski
Website: http://www.yale.edu/sociology/graduate/hartley


Name: Navid Hassanpour
Department: Political Science
Year of Study: Fifth Year (2009)
Field of Research: Politics of Information
Adviser:
Website: http://politicalscience.yale.edu/people/navid-hassanpour;
http://pantheon.yale.edu/~nh255/


Name: Hadi Jorati
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Year of Study: Sixth Year (2008)
Field of Research: Nasir al-Din Tusi, Ilkhanid Iran, Persian Historiography
Adviser: Dimitri Gutas and Abbas Amanat
Website: http://nelc.yale.edu/graduate-program/students/hadi-jorati


Name: Tanya Lawrence
Department: History
Year of Study: Second Year (2012)
Field of Research: The Iranian community in Istanbul during the Tanzimat, Press and Literature in Early 20th century Iran
Adviser: Abbas Amanat
Website: http://history.yale.edu/people/tanya-lawrence


Name: Annie Pfeifer
Department: Comparative Literature
Year of Study: Fifth Year (2008)
Field of Research: Modernism, 20th Century Literature and Political Theory, Literature of Exile
Dissertation Title: To the Collector Belong the Spoils: The Transformations of Modernist Practices of Collecting
Adviser: Katie Trumpener, Rüdiger Campe, and Abbas Amanat


Name: Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan
Department: History of Art
Year of Study: Second Year (2012)
Field of Research: 19-20th century Visual Culture/photography in Iran
Adviser: Kishwar Rizvi


Name: Hosna Sheikholeslami
Department: Anthropology
Year of Study: Fifth Year (2009)
Field of Research: translation, social science in Iran, publishing industry
Dissertation Title: “Do Books Make Revolutions?”: Publishers, Translators, and the Circulation of Western Philosophy in Iran
Adviser: Karen Nakamura


Name: Waleed Ziad
Department: History
Year of Study: Fourth Year (2010)
Field of Research: Sufi networks in the 18th and early 19th century Persianate world
Dissertation Title: Trans-regional Authority in the Age of Political Fragmentation and the Great Game: Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Revivalist Networks and the Shaping of the Early Modern Persianate World
Adviser: Abbas Amanat
Website: http://history.yale.edu/people/waleed-ziad