Office: 3220 Social Sciences & Humanities
I received my PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (2005). After two post-doctoral fellowships and a year teaching at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, I came to Davis in 2008 to teach comparative pre-modern Islamic history with a special focus on Indo-Persian culture. In my book and articles I have focused particularly on the transmissions of texts and individuals along networks that connected India, Iran, and the Ottoman Empire.
- “Dialogue and Territoriality in a Mughal History of the Millennium”, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 55, no. 2-3 (2012): 220-254.
- "Author of One's Fate: Human Agency and Fatalism in Indo-Persian Histories”, Indian Economic and Social History Review, 49, no.2 (2012): 197-224.
- “Timurid Iran”, in T. Daryaee ed., The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History, (Oxford: 2012), pp. 271-285
- “Writing, Speech, and Truth for an Ottoman Biographer,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 69, no. 1 (2010): 43-62.
- “The King Who Would Be Man: Gender Roles of the Warrior King in Early Mughal India,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 18, no. 3, (2008): 327-340.
- “Mughal Historians and the Memory of the Islamic Conquest of India,” Indian Economic and Social History Review, 43, no. 3, (2006): 275-300.
- “Utbi and the Ghaznavids at the Foot of the Mountain,” Journal of Iranian Studies, 38, no. 2, (2005): 271-291.
MSA 100 - Middle East/South Asia: Comparative Perspectives