Title

Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History

Degree

Ph.D., Harvard University

Field of Specialty

Modern Middle East History, Modern Iran History, Nationalism, Historiography, Revolutions

Contact Information

Heller-Brown Building 356
781-736-5327
sohrabi@brandeis.edu

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Naghmeh Sohrabi is the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and the Associate Director for Research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies. She is the author of the book Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe (Oxford University Press, 2012) and numerous articles on Iranian history and culture. She is the 2014 recipient of a Mellon New Directions Fellowship, and is currently researching a book on the experience of the 1979 revolution in Iran. Her courses include the history of modern Middle East and modern Iran, Nationalism in the Middle East, and The Event in History. In addition, she oversees the publication of the Crown Center's Middle East Briefs, and the Crown Working Papers.

Publications

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. "Book Review." Rev. of City of Knowledge: Shiraz, History, Poetry, by Setrag Manoukian. International Journal of Middle East Studies 2014 (forthcoming)

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. "Travel to the West." Safar Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists. Ed. Jill Baird and Fereshteh Daftari. Doughlas and McIntyre, 2013 (forthcoming)

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. "A Historical Ethnography of the Iranian Revolution." Friday Seminars at St. Antony's. Oxford University

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. "Experiencing Revolution: The Case of Iran." London School of Economics. 2/19/14.

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. "Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages." by Houari Touati. Journeys vol. 13 Summer 2012: 99-107(9).

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. "READING THE TEA LEAVES: IRANIAN DOMESTIC POLITICS AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2013." Middle East Brief 65 (2012)

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Courses Taught

HIST 111a History of the Modern Middle East
HIST 111b The Iranian Revolution: From Monarchy to the Islamic Republic
HIST 112a Nationalism in the Middle East
HIST 178a Middle Eastern Encounters in the Age of Colonialism
HIST 207b The Event in History; The History of the Event