Dr. Stephenson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. Her dissertation, “Rerouting the Persian Gulf: the Transnationalization of Iranian Migrant Networks, c1900–1940” won the Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) Best Dissertation Award. Dr. Stephenson is a historian of the Middle East and Western Indian Ocean. Broadly, her work focuses on Iranians and the transformation of Gulf society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her work brings together untold histories across the South of Iran and draws them into a broader Indian Ocean narrative. Thematically, her work is located at the intersection of law, geography, and material culture.
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