Mikiya Koyagi, New York University
Mikiya Koyagi is assistant professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU. His research and teaching interests include: modern Iranian history; transnational history; borderlands history. His current research examines the impact of transportation technology, especially the railroad, on various segments of Iranian society such as nomads, laborers, pilgrims and tourists from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Aside from research agendas within Middle Eastern history, he also works on relations between Japan and the Islamic world since the mid-nineteenth century.