Afshin Marashi is the Farzaneh Family Chair in Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma, and the founding director of the university’s Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (2011- ). 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. His first book, Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940, was published by the University of Washington Press in 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. Dr. Marashi completed his PhD in History at UCLA in 2003.