Afshin Marashi is Professor and Farzaneh Family Chair in Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma. From 2011-2020 he served as the founding director of the university’s Center for Iranian Studies. He has also served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) and on the council of the Association for Iranian Studies (AIS). Dr. Marashi’s research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Iranian nationalism, in its comparative, transnational, and global contexts. He is the author of two monographs, Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran (University of Texas Press, 2020), and Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940 (University of Washington Press, 2008). He is also the co-editor (with Kamran Aghaie) of Rethinking Iranian Nationalism and Modernity (University of Texas Press, 2014). His published work has also appeared in Iranian Studies, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Journal of Persianate Studies, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and Iran Nameh.