Kayhan A. Nejad


Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre Visiting Fellow


Dates of Stay in Oxford:

01/09/2022 to 12/06/2023


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Kayhan A. Nejad is an historian of twentieth and twenty-first century socialism, anti-socialism, and ethnic conflict. His research centres the connections between greater West Asia and the Soviet and post-Soviet states.

At Oxford, Nejad is pursuing two publication projects. The first, From the Oilfield to the Battlefield, is a monograph study on early twentieth-century revolutionary movements across northern Iran, the Caucasus, and Anatolia. The second, ‘History and territoriality’, is an article study on reemergent nationalisms in the 1992-93 war in Abkhazia. Several of his other publications are forthcoming in leading peer-reviewed journals, encyclopedias, and edited volumes.

Prior to joining the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre, Nejad was a Senior Researcher with the Fulbright US Scholar Program at Sabancı University in Istanbul. He is an ardent supporter of orangutan conservation efforts and the great ape personhood movement.


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