Areas of Expertise
Ancient and modern Zoroastrianism, Islamic studies, history of religions, archaeology and languages of the Near East and Central Asia.
Distinguished Professor Jamsheed Choksy's research broadly covers the development of societies, especially sectarian communities, in Central Asia, the Near East and South Asia studied through interdisciplinary approaches involving history, religious studies, international affairs, politics, anthropology, archaeology, language, literature and numismatics. He focuses specifically on Iranian and Persian studies, Indian subcontinental studies, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and Manichaeism. Choksy has conducted fieldwork in Iran, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, among other countries.View full bio