Zeba Khan

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Ph.D 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 Tsarist Russia moving into Soviet and their respective successor states. Her research focuses gives 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.

For her writing: https://jnu.academia.edu/ZebaKhan

Fields of Interest: 
Global History, Europe (Russia and Germany), Turkey and South Asia