Welcome Farah Bazzi and the New Student Advisory Committee!

We are excited to welcome Farah Bazzi, who is the first Student Counselor (Director) on the Board of Directors in the Renaissance Society of America!

Farah Bazzi (she/her) is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in early modern global history at Stanford University. Farah’s work attempts to bridge both Mediterranean and Atlantic history by focusing on how objects, people, and imaginations moved between the Ottoman world, Morocco, Iberia, and the Americas during the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Furthermore, Farah’s research interests include environmental thought, race, indigeneity, cosmology, cartography, and technologies of conquest.

Currently, Farah is one of the project founders and managers of the ‘Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic’ project sponsored by CESTA, the History Department, and the Division of Languages and Cultures. She is also the graduate coordinator for the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) at Stanford. Farah holds a BA in Political Science, a BA and MA in Middle East Studies from Leiden University, and an MA in History from the University of Chicago.

Farah will be working with the new student advisory committee in the coming years. Thank you to Celine Camps (Columbia University), Samantha Chang (University of Toronto), Barbara Dietlinger (University of Chicago), and Thomas Franke (University of California, Santa Barbara) for their service over the past two years.