Dr. Nahid Mozaffari is currently Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. She has previously taught at NYU in New York and Paris and at the New School for Social Research. She received her PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. Nahid is a member of the research team of Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran, a digital archive of textual, oral and visual materials related to the lives of women during the Qajar era (1796-1925) based at Harvard University. She is currently writing and editing The History of Slavery in Qajar Iran.
Areas of Research/Interest
Modern Middle Eastern history, modern Iranian history, constitutional movements in the Middle East, intellectual history, history of slavery, and social history (19th-20th centuries) in the Middle East.
Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature (2005, 2013)
“An Iranian Modernist Project: Ali Akbar Dehkhoda’s Writings in the Constitutional Period” (Chehabi and Martin eds.)
Iran’s Constitutional Revolution (IB Tauris 2010)
“Civic Piety: Visions of Secularity in Constitutional Iran” (edited volume, Brill, 2013)