Asian Studies — History — International Studies — Middle Eastern Studies
Taymiya R. Zaman

Taymiya R. Zaman

Associate Professor

Taymiya R. Zaman received her B.A. (2001) in Philosophy from Smith College and her Ph.D. in History (2007) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the University of San Francisco in 2007. Her area of research expertise is Mughal India and her current research interests include historical memory in South Asia, the interconnectedness of life writing and history, and the transition from subjects to citizens in the Islamicate world. She has designed the History Department's "Islamic World" emphasis and teaches courses on the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires and the making of modern South Asia and the Middle East. She also writes narrative non-fiction and fiction.

Administrative Appointments

Director, Asian Studies



 Scholarly Writing

 "I Speak for Myself: American Muslim Women's Confessional Writings and the Problem of Alterity," with Aysha Hidayatullah, Journal for Islamic Studies (2013).

"Visions of Juliana: A Portuguese Woman at the Court of the Mughals," Journal of World History(2012).

"Instructive Memory: Auto/biography in Early Mughal India," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (2011).

"Muslims, Jews, and Religious Visibility on American College Campuses," in Friends and Foes: The Complexity of Current Jewish-Muslim Relations in the United States" eds., Reza Aslan and Aaron Hahn Tapper (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Book Reviews

Review of William Dalrymple, The Last Mughal in Journal of British Studies (2008).

Review of Sikata Banerjee, Make Me a Man: Masculinity, Hinduism, and Nationalism in India (SUNY Press, 2005) in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (2008).

Creative Writing

"Not Talking about Pakistan," in Critical Muslim 04: Pakistan? eds., Zia Sardar and Robin Yassin-Kassab (2012). Re-published by Tanqeed: A Magazine of Politics and Culture.

"Thirst: A Story" in Narrative (2012) and Pushcart Prize Anthology (2013).