Hannah Lemonick

7th-year Ph.D. student
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I study the history of Greater Iran from the establishment of the Mongol World Empire through the rise of the Safavids.  I am interested in the construction of legitimate authority, the interaction of social and intellectual networks, and the ambiguous confessional boundaries between Sunni, Shi'i, and other religious identities in the late medieval period. I received a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2011 and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the same institution in 2015.  My M.A. thesis, advised by Prof. John Woods, explored the relationship between the political ideology of diplomatic letters which Mongol rulers sent to Europeans and a similar exchange in Rashid al-Din's Jami' al-Tawarikh.