Ali Anooshahr

Associate Professor, Department of History

Office: 3220 Social Sciences & Humanities                    

Phone: 530-752-1389



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.

Selected Publications:

Modern Periods, Routledge, 2009.
His book looks at memory, self-fashioning, and intertextuality in the writings of three Ghazi (holy warrior) kings of the pre-modern period—viz. Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, Babur {Founder of the Mughal Dynasty}, and the Ottoman Sultan Murad II.
Articles and book chapters

Courses Taught

MSA 100 - Middle East/South Asia:  Comparative Perspectives