Sheragim Jenabzadeh is a historian and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies. His research centers at the intersection of global history and the critical study of migration and projects of nation-building. He is particularly interested in the political and intellectual entanglements between European left- and right-wing activists and non-European migrants from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East during the twentieth century.
Sheragim received his PhD from the University of Toronto’s Department of History. His dissertation, “City of Aspirations: Iranian Student Activism in Interwar Berlin,” examines the impact of student migrations from Iran and other states on Berlin’s global revolutionary networks and regimes of surveillance. “City of Aspirations” contextualizes Berlin’s growing attraction as a site for political and intellectual exchange within the Weimar Republic’s and Nazi Germany’s attempt to reintegrate themselves in the new interwar international order through cultural initiatives and programs of student exchange.
Sheragim has been the recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service Research Scholarship and has been an associate scholar at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin. His work has appeared in the European Review of History and Iran Namag. Alongside his research, Sheragim has taught courses on world history, the history of empires, and Iran’s Islamic Revolution at Princeton University and the University of Toronto.