Ladan Niayesh is Professor of Early Modern Studies at the Université de Paris and a member of the LARCA research centre (UMR 8225, CNRS).
She will be a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College over Michaelmas term 2020. Her research focuses on early modern travel writings and travel plays in English, with a special interest in travels to Muscovy and Persia. Her latest book-length publications include Three Romances of Eastern Conquest (MUP, 2018) and Eastern Resonances in Early Modern England: Receptions and Transformations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
Her forthcoming projects are a co-edition, with Kurosh Meshkat and Alasdair MacDonald, of documents related to the diplomatic missions of the Sherley brothers to and from the Sophy of Persia (contracted to the Hakluyt Society), and a monograph on Models of Race and Empire in Early English Accounts of Russians and Tatars (contracted to CUP).
For the TIDE project, she will be organising this Autumn a set of online seminar sessions on “Polyglot encounters in early modern English narratives of distant travels”.