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Mehrdad Kia

Professor of History; Director, Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center

Office: Stone Hall 303C

Phone: 406-243-2289


Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-5pm and by appointment


Fields of Study

Middle Eastern History; Central Asia; Islamic Civilization


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986

Selected Publications

Co-editor and Contributor, Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis. Routledge, 2013.

Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire. Greenwood Press, 2011.

The Ottoman Empire. Greenwood Press, 2008.

"Inside the Court of Naser od-Din Shah Qajar 1881-1896: The Life and Diary of Mohammad Hasan Khan E'temad os-Saltaneh." Middle Eastern Studies 37 (2001).

"Women, Islam, and Modernity in Akhundzade's Plays and Unpublished Writings." Middle Eastern Studies 34 (1998).

"Persian Nationalism and the Campaign for Language Purification." Middle Eastern Studies 34 (1998).

"Pan-Islamism in Late Nineteenth-Century Iran." Middle Eastern Studies 32 (1996).

"Mirza Fath Ali Akhundzadeh and the Call for Modernization of the Islamic World." Middle Eastern Studies 31 (1995).

"Constitutionalism, Economic Modernization, and Islam in the Writings of Mirza Yusef Khan Mostashar od-Dowle." Middle Eastern Studies 30 (1994).

"Nationalism, Modernism, and Islam in the Writings of Talibov-i Tabrizi." Middle Eastern Studies 30 (1994).


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