Golnar Nikpour

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of History

Golnar Nikpour is a scholar of modern Iranian political and intellectual history, with a particular interest in the history of law, incarceration, revolution, and rights. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University's department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies. She teaches on an interdisciplinary set of topics including modern Middle Eastern and North African history, Iranian history, political theory, Islamic studies, critical prison studies, colonialism and decolonization, and women and gender studies.

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  • B.A. Barnard College
  • M.A. Columbia University
  • M.Phil. Columbia University
  • Ph. D. Columbia University

Selected Publications

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