Department of History
Arash Khazeni earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and teaches Middle Eastern and North African history at Pomona College. His research is focused on the worlds of Islamic Eurasia between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. 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 a history of Indo-Persian encounters in Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Burma during the early nineteenth century.