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Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History and Director for Research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Spring 2021


Naghmeh Sohrabi is the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and the Director for Research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from Harvard University. Sohrabi is the author of Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth-Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe (Oxford, 2012) and numerous articles on Iranian history, politics, and culture. Her work has been supported by the Mellon New Directions Fellowship, American Council for Learned Societies, and Brandeis University’s Theodore and Jane Norman Fund. Sohrabi is the recipient of a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Fellowship in Comparative Revolutions (shared with historian Greg Childs), a Bernstein Faculty Fellowship, and the Michael L. Walzer award for teaching excellence. She is the president of the Association for Iranian Studies.

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