Department of History
Arash Khazeni earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and teaches Middle Eastern, South Asian, and world history at Pomona College. His research is focused on the imperial and environmental histories of the early modern and colonial Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia. His publications include Sky Blue Stone: The Turquoise Trade in World History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014), Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010), recipient of the Middle East Studies Association Houshang Pourshariati Book Award, and “Across the Black Sands and the Red: Travel Writing, Nature, and the Reclamation of the Eurasian Steppe, circa 1850,” International Journal of Middle East Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is currently working on an environmental history of Indo-Persian travels and encounters in Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Burma during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.