Farzin Vejdani received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University (2009). He is an Assistant Professor of modern Iranian history at the University of Arizona. His research interests broadly cover late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Iranian intellectual and cultural history, including Ottoman-Iranian cultural relations, Persian language policy, and Iranian nationalist historiography. His recent publications include "Crafting Constitutional Narratives: Iranian and Young Turk Solidarity 1907-1909" (2010) and “Appropriating the Masses: Folklore Studies, Ethnography, and Interwar Iranian Nationalism” (2012). He is currently preparing a manuscript entitled "Purveyors of the Past: Education, Publics and the Writing of History in Iran, 1860-1940."
Friday, March 29, 2013