Zeba Khan

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Zeba Khan is a doctoral fellow at the History Department, at Yale University, USA. She coteaches a core course on History and Global Affairs, at Jackson School of Global Affairs, YU. Her research focuses on the intellectual history of trans-border connections between Islamic reformists/modernists across the imperial borders of colonial India, the Ottoman Empire, and Soviet Russia and their successor states. She focuses on debates on the 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 a guest lecturer. She completed her B.A. History Honors as valedictorian from Kamala Nehru College and Master’s in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She completed her MPhil from the School of International Studies, 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.

She serves as co-president of Andrews Society (2023- 2024), and is co-founder of the Middle Eastern Studies Workshop, at the History Department, YU.

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