John Ghazvinian

Associate Director

John Ghazvinian is an author, historian and former journalist, specializing in the history of US-Iran relations. He is the author of Iran and America: A History (Knopf, 2019) and Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil (Harcourt, 2007), as well as coeditor of American and Muslim Worlds before 1900 (Routledge, 2019). He has written for such publications as Newsweek, The Nation, the Sunday Times and the Huffington Post, and has taught modern Middle East history at a number of colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. He earned his doctorate in history at Oxford University, with a specialization in British travellers to the Middle East in the seventeenth century