Afshin Marashi is the Farzaneh Family Professor of Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma, where he also serves as the director of the Center for Iranian Studies. He is the author of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran, which will be published by the University of Texas Press in May of 2020. His previous work includes Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940 (University of Washington, 2008), and a co-edited volume titled Rethinking Iranian Nationalism and Modernity (University of Texas, 2014). Other publications have appeared in IJMES (International Journal of Middle East Studies), Iranian Studies, the Journal of Persianate Studies, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and Iran-Nameh. He has also served on the editorial board of IJMES and on the council of the Association for Iranian Studies.