Marjan Wardaki

Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer
115 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Fields of interest : 

Migration, history of science and medicine, Persianate world 

Marjan Wardaki is an intellectual historian of modern Middle East and South Asia, with research interests in the Persianate world, the history of science and medicine, and the history of migration.  

She earned an MA in Middle Eastern History from UC Irvine, then completed her doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles in European and South Asian history. Her article, titled “Rediscovering Afghan Fine Arts: The life of an Afghan student in Germany, Abdul Ghafur Brechna” was recently published in Modern Asian Studies.

She is currently working on her book manuscript, which traces the birth of scientific and medical institutions in Afghanistan and India through the lens of itinerant scientists. 

At Yale, she will be teaching a seminar on the History of Science, Knowledge, and Medicine. Students will have the opportunity to work on an object-centered assignment, which trains them in the skills needed to work with artifacts and images, as well as to think critically about how knowledge, instruments, and technologies are produced and circulated.