People

Iran Specialists at Yale
Adel Allouche
Lecturer, History and Religious Studies
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
adel.allouche@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0571
Abbas Amanat
Prof History
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
abbas.amanat@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1368
Paul Bushkovitch
Reuben Post Halleck Prof of History
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
paul.bushkovitch@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1351
Roberta Dougherty
Librarian for Middle East Studies
120 High St, New Haven, CT 06511-6644
roberta.dougherty@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1373
Narges Erami
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
10 Sachem St, New Haven, CT 06511-3707
narges.erami@yale.edu
Phone: 203-436-4204
Benjamin Foster
Wm M Laffan Professor of Assyriology & Babylonian Literature
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
benjamin.foster@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-6715
Frank Griffel
Professor of Religous Studies, and International & Area Studies; Chair, Council on Middle East Studies
34 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8936
frank.griffel@yale.edu
Phone: 203-436-5250
Dimitri Gutas
Professor of Arabic and Graeco-Arabic
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
dimitri.gutas@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2947
Valerie Hansen
Professor of History
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
valerie.hansen@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0480
Frank Hole
C.J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Archaeology
10 Sachem St, New Haven, CT 06511-3707
frank.hole@yale.edu
Stanley Insler
Prof Emeritus Linguistics
370 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06511-6802
insler-stanley@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-2455
Ulla Kasten
Assoc Curator Babylonian Coll Univ Lib
120 High St, New Haven, CT 06511-6644
ulla.kasten@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1837
Firuz Kazemzadeh
Prof Emeritus History
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
firuz.kazemzadeh@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1366
Kaveh Khoshnood
Assoc Prof School of Public Health
60 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-3210
kaveh.khoshnood@yale.edu
Phone: 203-785-2920
Andrew March
Assoc Prof Political Science; Asst Prof Religious Studies; Assoc Prof (Adj) Law Sch
115 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
andrew.march@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-4178
Alan Mikhail
Prof History
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
alan.mikhail@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-1353
Peter Perdue
Prof History
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
peter.c.perdue@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-6145
Asghar Rastegar
Prof Int Med (Nephrology) & Dir Office of Global Health, Dept of Med
15 York St, New Haven, CT 06510-3221
asghar.rastegar@yale.edu
Phone: 203-737-2078
Kishwar Rizvi
Assoc Prof History of Art
190 York St, New Haven, CT 06511
kishwar.rizvi@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-5803
Maryam Sanjabi
Sr Lect French
82-90 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6605
maryam.sanjabi@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-4914
Farkhondeh Shayesteh
Sr Lector I Near Eastern Lang/Civ
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
f.shayesteh@yale.edu
Harvey Weiss
Prof Near Eastern Lang/Civ and Anthropology and Sch of For & Env Stu
205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106
harvey.weiss@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-4080
Graduate Students
Assef Ashraf
assef.ashraf@yale.edu
Sixth Year (2008)
Political Culture of Early Qajar Iran
Abbas Amanat
From Khan to Shah: The Rise of a Qajar Political and Court Culture in Iran, 1785-1848
Camille Cole
camille.cole@yale.edu
First Year (2013)
River Systems in Mesopotamia and Iran
Abbas Amanat and Alan Mikhail
Kevin Gledhill
kevin.gledhill@yale.edu
Third Year (2011)
The Caspian World and the Emergence of Qajar Iran
Abbas Amanat
John Hartley
john.hartley@yale.edu
Sixth Year (2008)
Religion, politics & society; belief, meaning and morality in social action; religion and globalization; revolutions; Muslim-Christian relations; political communication; social theory
Phil Gorski
Religious Exclusivists Taking Inclusive Action?
Navid Hassanpour
navid.hassanpour@yale.edu
Fifth Year (2009)
Politics of Information
Hadi Jorati
hadi.jorati@yale.edu
Sixth Year (2008)
Nasir al-Din Tusi, Ilkhanid Iran, Persian Historiography
Dimitri Gutas and Abbas Amanat
Tanya Lawrence
tanya.lawrence@yale.edu
Second Year (2012)
The Iranian community in Istanbul during the Tanzimat, Press and Literature in Early 20th century Iran
Abbas Amanat
Annie Pfeifer
annie.pfeifer@yale.edu
Fifth Year (2008)
Modernism, 20th Century Literature and Political Theory, Literature of Exile
Katie Trumpener, Rüdiger Campe, and Abbas Amanat
To the Collector Belong the Spoils: The Transformations of Modernist Practices of Collecting
Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan
shabnam.rahimi-golkhandan@yale.edu
Second Year (2012)
19-20th century Visual Culture/photography in Iran
Kishwar Rizvi
Hosna Sheikholeslami
hosna.sheikholeslami@yale.edu
Fifth Year (2009)
translation, social science in Iran, publishing industry
Karen Nakamura
“Do Books Make Revolutions?”: Publishers, Translators, and the Circulation of Western Philosophy in Iran
Waleed Ziad
waleed.ziad@yale.edu
Fourth Year (2010)
Sufi networks in the 18th and early 19th century Persianate world
Abbas Amanat
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

Iran Studies Fellows

Daryoush Ashouri
Fellow, 2007
Oliver Bast
Fellow, 2011-12;
Senior Lecturer [Associate Professor] in Middle Eastern History, University of Manchester
oliver.bast@manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0)161 275-3065
Joanna de Groot
Fellow, 2009, 2013-14
joanna.degroot@york.ac.uk
Habib Ur Rahman
Yale World Fellow (Afghanistan), 2011-12;
Senior Researcher and Analyst, Hambastagi Consultancy Group
habib.wayand@yale.edu
Fereydoun Vahman
Fellow, 2003, 2004, 2013
Saghar Sadeghian
2014-15
Postdoctoral Associate
Saghar.sadeghian@yale.edu
Naysan Adlparvar
2016-18
Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer
naysan.adlparvar@yale.edu
203-436-9404