Ranin Kazemi

Office: Eisenhower 315
Email:rkazemi@k-state.edu
Phone: (785) 532-4819

Dr. Ranin KazemiRanin Kazemi has earned a PH.D. in History from Yale University in 2012.  He is interested in the social and environmental history of the broader Middle East and North Africa including the Caucasus, and Central and South Asia.  He teaches courses that cover a wide variety of topics in the history of this world region.  Frequently he offers classes that are outside of this geographical focus:  on world history, historical methodology, and the cold war.  Professor Kazemi is an affiliated faculty member in the Women's Studies Department and the interdisciplinary Security Studies Program.

Professor Kazemi's current book manuscript in progress, "Neither Indian, Nor Egyptian" :  Poverty, Protest, and Populism in Iran, 1850-1892, "traces the economic, social, and cultural origins of one of the earliest national, revolutionary movements in the modern Middle East.  To complete this work, he has conducted research in Iranian, Turkish, British, French, Dutch, and American archives.

Professor Kazemi's research has been supported by, among others, the International Institute of Social History and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the American Institute of Iranian Studies, and the Yale University Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.


Select Publications

Book Manuscript

Work in Progress:  'Neither Indian, Nor Egyptian':  Poverty, Protest, and Populism in Iran, 1850-1892.

Edited Collection

Guest editor of symposium, theme issue, "Popular Resistance in the Persianate World:  Subalterns, Outlaws, and Radicals in the Long Nineteen Century,: Journal of Persianate Studies 7.2 (2014):  pp. 177-293

Journal Articles

"Tobacco, Eurasian Trade, and Early Modern Iranian Economy," International Review of Social History (submitted, under review).

"Of Bang and Baba:  The Making of Tobacco Culture in Early Modern Iran," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (submitted, under review).

"Popular Resistance in the Persianate World:  Subalterns, Outlaws, and Radical in the Long Nineteenth Century," Journal of Persianate Studies 7.2 (2014):  pp. 177-186

"The Tobacco Protest in Nineteenth Century Iran:  The View from a Provincial Town," Journal of Persianate Studies 7.2 (2014):  pp. 249-293

 

Encyclopedia Entries

"The Tobacco Protest," in Encyclopedia Iranica, edited by Ehsan Yarshater, under contract

"Kasef-al-Saltana, Hajji Mohammad Mirza Qajar Qovanlu," in Encyclopedia Iranica, edited by Ehsan Yarshater (New York:  Columbia University Center for Iranian Studies, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982-present), vol. XV, fasc. 6, pp. 653-656.

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

  • HIST 112: World History since 1450
  • HIST 598A: The Emergence of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  • HIST 598B:  Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Islam
  • HIST 598C:  Persians into Iranians:  Iranian Civilization from the Ancient Period to the Present

Graduate Seminars

  • HIST 852A:  The Middle East:  Introduction to the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa
  • HIST 852B:  The Middle East:  Social Conflict and Protest in the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  • HIST 912:  Historical Methods in Security Studies:  Writing about the United States Foreign Policy in the Cold War Era