Sheragim Jenabzadeh is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He has taught undergraduate courses on global history and Iran’s Islamic Revolution at U of T. His academic research combines intellectual history and the history of youth within the changing international relations of the early twentieth century. Jenabzadeh is particularly interested in how modern states seek to construct, mold, and teach the younger members of their population with the aim of building a “model citizenry.” His research sheds light on generational conflicts and the ways in which youth contest, disrupt, and negotiate state policies. The geographical foci of his work are Iran and Germany, though he is interested in broader processes of Asian–European knowledge production. Jenabzadeh is a recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service Research Grant and the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Research Award, and his research spans Iranian, French, and German archives. His article “‘Is Hindenburg a Sultan?’: The Trial of the Iranian Communist Journal Peykar in Weimar Germany,” was published in Iran Namag.
Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto