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Hani Khafipour

Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: hanik@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-2795
Office: THH 449

 

Biographical Sketch

Hani Khafipour completed his doctorate at the University of Chicago, at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.  He is a specialist in the history of medieval and early-modern Iran.  He has held research fellowships from the Iran Heritage Foundation (UK), and the American Institute of Iranian Studies.  He was an Andrew W. Mellon fellow, and a fellow of the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.  Professor Khafipour teaches courses on the medieval, and modern history of Iran and the Middle East, Islamic political thought and theory, and comparative history of political and religious institutions of the early modern states of the Safavids, Ottomans, and Mughals. He is the editor of the forthcoming book with Columbia University Press (2016), Empires of the Near East and India: Sources for the Study of the Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Societies, and the author of the forthcoming book, The Mantle of Authority in an Early Modern Society. Professor Khafipour is the current faculty advisor for USC's Middle East Studies Student Association.

 

Education

Ph.D. History - Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, 2013
M.A. History - Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, 2007
 

Description of Research

Research Keywords

Islamic Political Thought and Theory, Medieval Iran, Muslim Kingship, Safavid Iran, The Muslim Empires of the Near East and India, Patronage and Clientelism, Early Modern Comparative Politics.
 

Publications

Book

Khafipour, Hani (Ed.). Empires of the Near East and India: Sources for the Study of Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Societies. Columbia University Press (forthcoming, 2016).
 

Book Review

Khafipour, H. (2008). Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire by Andrew J. Newman. Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies.
 

Journal Article

Khafipour, H. (2012). A Hospital in Ilkhanid Iran; Toward a Socio-economic Reconstruction of the Rab‘-i Rashidi. Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies. Vol. 45 (1)
 

Honors and Awards

USC Faculty Development Award, 2015-2016   
Recipient of Andrew W. Mellon Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship , 2012-2013   
Fellow of the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, 2011-2012   
Recipient of the American Institute of Iranian Studies research grant (for research in the Ottoman Archives in Istanbul), 2011-2012   
Recipient of the Iran Heritage Foundation research grant (United Kingdom), 2010-2011   
Recipient of the University of Chicago, dissertation research grant (for research in the Republic of Georgia), 2010-2011   
Recipient of the University of Chicago, Division of Humanities travel grant (for research in Iran), 2009-2010   
Recipient of the University of Chicago, Overseas Dissertation research grant (for research in Iran), 2009-2010   
 
 
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