Working Papers Series


We are pleased to announce the inauguration of an online working paper series at Penn entitled: NEW HORIZONS: Commentaries on the Modern Middle East. We look forward to receiving your submissions and to forging a dynamic and ongoing scholarly dialogue on modern Iran. We seek short pieces (approx. 500-1000 words) and longer essays (approx. 3000-5000 words) with either a literary, historical, or social scientific (e.g. anthropological, sociological, economic, or political)  focus. We ask that submissions to NEW HORIZONS be original works of scholarship that have not previously been published elsewhere.


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New Horizons: Commentaries on the Modern Middle East


Advisory Board

Founding Editor

Kashani-Sabet, Firoozeh

Board Members

Matthee, Rudi

Minuchehr, Pardis

Ricks, Thomas