Meet Our Scholars

Dr. Ervand Abrahamian

Distinguished Professor
Iranian and Middle East History and Politics
Baruch College

Dr. Hossein Kamaly

Professor of Islamic Studies
Columbia University

Dr. Michael Axworthy

Dr. Ali Ansari

Director and Professor
Institute for Iranian Studies and School of History
University of St. Andrews

Arang Keshavarzian

Associate Professor
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
New York University

Dr. Roham Alvandi

London School of Economics and Political Science
Governing Council, British Institute of Persian Studies

Robert Gleave

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter

Dr. Andrew Newman

Reader in Islamic Studies and Persian
The University of Edinburgh

Najam Haider

Assistant Professor
Islamic Studies and History at Columbia University and Barnard College

Archival Institute Scholar

Dr. Farhang Jahanpour

Dr. Houchang Chehabi

Dr. Stephanie Cronin

Dr. Hadi Enayat

Visiting Lecturer
Agha Khan University
Law, State, and Society in Modern Iran

Dr. Houchang Hassan-Yari

Dr. John Vafai

Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi

Director and Professor
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Rutgers University

Dr. Hassan Ansari

Member of the Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton University

Dr. Said Arjomand

Director and Professor
Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies and State University of New York (SUNY)

Dr. Sussan Babaie

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Dr. Kevan Harris

Sociologist and Associate Director
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University

Dr. Homa Katouzian

Persian Literature and Iranian History
University of Oxford

Dr. Francesca Leoni

Curator of Islamic Art
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Dr. Lloyd Llewelyn-Jones

Senior Lecturer of Ancient History
School of History, Classics & Archaeology
University of Edinburgh

Vali Mahlouji

Independent Curator
British Museum, Foam Amsterdam

Dr. Farzaneh Milani

Professor, Persian Literature and Women’s Studies
University of Virginia
Author, Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement and The Gender of Modernity and Counter-Modernity in Iran

Dr. Morad Montazami

Adjunct Research Curator, Tate Modern
Curator, UNEDITED HISTORY: Iran 1960-2014

Dr. Venetia Porter

Curator, Islamic and Contemporary Middle East
Department of the Middle East, The British Museum

Dr. Siavush Randjbar-Daemi

Lecturer in Iranian History
School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, University of Manchester

Dr. Judith Yaphe

Senior Research Fellow and Middle East Project Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
Former Middle East Specialist, CIA
Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University