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Babayan, Kathryn

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies & History
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Kathryn Babayan is Professor of Iranian History and Culture at the Departments of Middle East Studies and History. She is a social and cultural historian of the medieval and early modern Persianate world. She has published, Mystics, Monarchs and Messiahs: Cultural Landscapes of Early Modern Iran (2003), co-authored Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavi Iran, with Sussan Babaie, Ina Baghdiantz-McCabe, and Massumeh Farhad (2004), and co-edited two books Islamicate Sexualities: Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire with Afsaneh Najmabadi (2008), and An Armenian Mediterranean: Words and Worlds in Motion with Michael Pifer (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Mediterranean Perspectives, 2018). Her new book is The City as Anthology: Eroticism and Urbanity in Early Modern Isfahan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021).

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Gender/Women's Studies   
Cultural Studies   
Mysticism/Sufi Studies   
Iranian Studies   
13th-18th Centuries   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Central Asia   
Anatolia   
Iran   
Islamic World   
SPECIALTIES
Gender & Sexuality   
Sufism, Shi'ism, Heresy   
Safavid Hist   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Intermediate)   
Armenian (Intermediate)   
French (Advanced)   
Persian (Native)   
Russian (Advanced)   
Turkish (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD1993NE StdsPrinceton U
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
The Adab of Reading and Collecting in Early Modern Isfahan (2013)   
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Kathryn Babayan






Dept of Near Eastern Studies
University of Michigan
202 South Thayer Street
Ann Arbor, MI
48104
United States
Phone:734-764-0314
Fax:734-936-2679
babayan@umich.edu