Mana Kia

Mana Kia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. She is broadly interested in comparative and connective social and cultural histories of West, Central and South Asia (from roughly the 17th-19th centuries), about which she has published a number of articles. She is currently completing a book entitled, The Persianate: Transregional Sensibilities of Belonging before Nationalism, and has begun a project on various forms of companionship between early modern Iran and India.