Ciruce A. Movahedi-Lankarani

Ph.D. Candidate

A.M., University of Chicago (2012)
B.S., B.S., Pennsylvania State University (2005)



  • Modern Middle Eastern History
  • The Intellectual and Cultural History of the Middle East
  • International Development and the Global Cold War
Research Interests: 

Using the construction of the Iranian natural gas infrastructure and the adoption of natural gas energy by households during the second half of the twentieth century, I am interested in how interactions between human and non-human factors shaped Iranian society in that time. Bringing together the social, political, commercial, and environmental histories of Iran, my research explores the boundaries between the social and material worlds of the country, highlighting the physical contexts within which societies develop.