Department of History
Arash Khazeni earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and works on the interconnected histories of the modern Middle East, South Asia, and Indian Ocean. His publications include Sky Blue Stone: The Turquoise Trade in World History (University of California Press, 2014) and Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran (University of Washington Press, 2010), recipient of the Middle East Studies Association Houshang Pourshariati book award in 2010. His current book manuscript, titled The City and the Wilderness, examines Indo-Persian travels and travel writing on Southeast Asia and is under contract with the University of California Press. An article from this research, “Indo-Persian Travel Writing at the Ends of the Mughal World,” was published in the journal Past & Present in the spring of 2019.
At Pomona College, he teaches courses on the Middle East, South Asia, and the Indian Ocean in the Department of History and serves as the coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies.