Jaimee Comstock-Skipp


Leverhulme Early Career Fellow


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Jaimee K. Comstock-Skipp holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies with a specialty in Islamic civilizations, and the Arabic and Persian languages. She obtained a first MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art (Massachusetts, USA), and a second MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art (London, UK), where she studied Mongol through Safavid book arts predominantly from Iran. She completed her PhD at Leiden University’s Institute for Area Studies: Persian & Iranian Studies (2022) writing a dissertation on illustrated epic and biographical manuscripts of the Abu’l-Khairids, and their diplomatic exchanges between courts within Central Asia and the broader Turco-Persianate sphere encompassing Safavids, Ottomans, and Mughals. She has held visiting fellowships at the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre (Oxford, UK) and the Warburg Institute (London, UK). She is currently a Junior Research Fellow at New College, and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies between 2024—2027.

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