Eric is a doctoral candidate in History specializing in the history of the modern Middle East. He received two B.A.s in History and Political Science from California State University, San Bernardino and an M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Eric’s research interests include the social history of labor and the politics of space in the Persian Gulf and Iran. His dissertation, titled “Slavery, Manumission, and Consular Authority in the Persian Gulf in the 19th and 20th Century,” analyzes the lived reality of slavery amidst changing political, economic, and social conditions in the late 19th and 20th century Persian Gulf.
Eric will be working with Professor Janet Afary in the area of Gender & Islam.
Fellowship term: Fall 2016
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106–2150