Nahid Mozaffari is currently a visiting associate professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. She has previously taught at NYU in New York and Paris and at the New School for Social Research. She received her PhD in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. Her publications include Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature (Arcade Publishing 2005, 2013), “Culture and Resistance: Writing Back to Power” in Targeting Iran, David Barsamian, ed. (City Lights, 2007), and numerous articles on early twentieth-century Iranian history. She is currently contributing to and editing The History of Slavery in Qajar Iran.