Graduate School Student
Zeba Khan is a first year Ph. D. Student in Global & International history with research focus on the intellectual history of trans-border connections between Islamic reformists/modernists across the imperial borders of colonial India, Ottoman Empire and Soviet Russia and their successor states. While giving particular emphasis on debates of Muslim question, global minority, questions of empire and alternative trajectories/imaginaries in metropolitan spaces from 1914 to 1947.
Before coming to Yale, Khan spent several years in Turkey and Russia learning languages and taught at Middle East Technical University, Ankara as guest lecturer. She completed her B.A. History Honours as Valedictorian from Kamala Nehru College and Masters in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She completed her MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2018, where her dissertation focused on the anti-hegemonic discourses on Islam and Democracy and the role of lived history in it.
Her other research interests include Global International Relation Theory, Islam and democracy, Arab Women, Body Politics, Lived history, Arab fashion, Street politics in everyday lives in West Asia and North Africa (WANA) especially Turkey and Tunisia. She has various publications to her name, edited books and worked with international publishing houses like Sage, Taylor & Francis and has recently edited a book titled as “Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives” for Springer Publication. Recently she created ‘Why History’ platform, an initiative on public history awareness and discourse. She welcomes any inquiries about the graduate program in History at Yale.
More on her writings: https://jnu.academia.edu/ZebaKhan