Iran Colloquium: Oil Workers and the Making of Modern Iran

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:00am
Institution for Social and Policy Studies (PROS77 ), A001 See map
77 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Dr. Peyman Jafari has an MA degree in political science from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD degree in history from Leiden University, where he wrote his dissertation on Oil, Labor and Revolution: A Social History of Labor in the Iranian Oil Industry, 1973-83. His research is focused on energy history, labor history, social movements, revolutions and political economy. He is the author of Der andere Iran: Geschichte und Kultur von 1900 bis zur Gegenwart [The other Iran: History and Culture from 1900 till Today] (München, 2010), and a co-editor of Iran in the Middle East: Transnational Encounters and Social History (London, 2015).
Jafari has been a visiting scholar at SOAS (London) and Columbia University (New York). He is currently an associate research scholar with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University, where he is writing a book on the history of state, capital and labor in the Iranian oil industry from 1973 to the present.

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