The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Leila Pourtavaf

PhD Program

Fields of Study Geographical Fields:

Mediterranean and Middle East

Fields of Study Thematic Fields:

Empires, Colonialisms and Indigeneity; Gender, Sex, and Sexualities; Social

Areas of Interest:

"19 century Qajar Iran; women, gender and modernity; urban history"

In the Shadows of Golestan: Harem and Household in Late 19th Century Qajar Iran


OGS, Avie Bennett Scholarship


  • B.A. (honours) McGill Univeristy, M.A. Concordia University, M.A. University of Toront


  • Earlier Cohorts