Sholeh Quinn

Sholeh Quinn
Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., 1993 — University of Chicago
  • M.A., 1985 — University of Chicago
  • B.A., 1983 — University of California, Santa Barbara


Research Interests: 

Professor Quinn specializes in the history of 16th and 17th century Iran, with a particular emphasis on historiography, or the tradition of chronicle writing during the Safavid dynasty.

Her current projects include:

  • A biography of Shah Abbas
  • Comparative study of traditions of Persian historical writing in Mughal India and Safavid Iran in the early modern period



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Phone: (209) 228-4723
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Graduate Group Chair: Kevin Dawson
(209) 756-4512
Graduate Group Coordinator: Monica Garcia

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