Peyman Eshaghi

Peyman Eshaghi is a Ph.D. student of Islamic Studies at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), Free University of Berlin, Germany. Before that, he studied at the University of Chicago, University of Ankara, and the University of Tehran in anthropology and sociology of religion. His main areas of research are hajj and pilgrimage in Islam and Iran-Ottoman relationship. Among his publications is Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World (co-edited with Babak Rahimi, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019), "To Capture a Cherished Past: Pilgrimage Photography at Imam Riza's Shrine, Iran," Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 8(2-3): 2015, 282–306 p. and "Quietness beyond Political Power: Politics of Taking Sanctuary (Bast Neshini) in the Shi'ite Shrines of Iran," Iranian Studies, 49(3): 2016 (439-512).