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Mikiya Koyagi

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Faculty Fellow

Assistant Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science
Project: Society on the Move: Experiences of the Trans-Iranian Railway, 1850-1950

Mikiya Koyagi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. He holds a PhD in History from The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include transportation, infrastructure, mobility, borderlands, and intra-Asian connections (particularly Japan and West Asia). His writings have appeared in journals such as The International Journal of Middle East Studies and The Journal of World History. His current book manuscript examines how a broad segment of Iranian society, including diplomats, nomadic tribes, migrant workers, and travelers, experienced encounters with railway infrastructure by tracing the Trans-Iranian Railway project from its conception in the mid-nineteenth century to its early years of operation in the mid-twentieth century.