Dr. Stefan Kamola

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Stefan Kamola is a historian of Mongol Iran and of the Mongol world more broadly.  His research focuses on Persian-language histories written during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries to understand how the population of Iran came to understand the new political reality of Mongol rule.  For past publications, this meant studying Ilkhānid narrative chronicles.  His current research looks to more marginal texts and traditions, including Zoroastrian astrological apocalyptic texts and post-Ilkhānid histories.  He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 2013 and held a post-doctoral fellow from 2013-2016 at the Princeton Society of Fellows.  Since 2016 he has been part of the history faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he received tenure in 2020.