Kelsey Rice

Ph.D. Candidate

M.A., History, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., History, Hamilton College


Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (Advisor)

Peter Holquist

Eve Troutt Powell

Bruce Grant (NYU)


Forging the Progressive Path: Literary Assemblies and Enlightenment Societies in Azerbaijan, 1850-1928

Research Interests: 

I am interested in mid-nineteenth through early-twentieth century Azerbaijan and Turkic intellectual exchanges between the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Empires in this period, particularly in the realms of music, theater, and literature.