Cyrus Schayegh

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Director, Program in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Cyrus Schayegh is Associate Professor of modern Middle Eastern history at Princeton University. His first book, Who Is Knowledgeable, Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950, explored modern Iranian uses of a variety of bio-medical sciences. His forthcoming book, Transnationalization: A History of the Modern Middle East, examines how in the Middle East, cities, their ties, and regions interplayed with new nation-states and empires from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. He earned his PhD in Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University in 2004.