Beeta Baghoolizadeh

Ph.D. Candidate

M.A., University of Texas at Austin (2012) 
B.A., summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles (2010)

My dissertation explores constructions of race and citizenship in Iran during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Using primary sources from formal and family archives, my research traces the conceptualizations of whiteness and blackness as departure points for understanding the legacies of slavery and abolition in Iran.  


Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellow, 2015-2016

Committee Members: 

Eve Troutt Powell (advisor)

Kathleen Brown 

Jamal Elias


Ajam Media Collective

Research Interests: 

Modern Middle Eastern History, Modern Iranian History, Histories of Erasures, Cultural History, Histories of Race, Histories of Slavery, World History, Comparative History of Africa and the Middle East, History of Photography, History of Theater