Ph.D. 1993 Princeton University
M.A. 1987 Princeton University
M.A. 1983 Georgetown University
B.A. 1981 Wellesley College
Professor Babayan studies early modern Iran, Shi'ism, Sufism, gender and sexuality
Islamicate Sexualities: Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire. Co-editor with Afsaneh Najmabadi (Cambridge: Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs, 2008)
“The Comsological Order of Things in Early Modern Safavi Iran,” Book of Omens: The Falnama, ed. Massumeh Farhad (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, 2009).
“The Safavi Chapter in Iranian History,” Iranian Civilization, from Antiquity to Present, ed. Touraj Daryaee (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
“Topographies of Travel in Early Modern Persianate Landscapes,” in Elio Brancaforte, Sonja Brentjes, EXHIBITION CATALOGUE. From Rhubarb to Rubies: European Travels to Safavid Iran (1550-1700); Houghton Library, Harvard College Library; The Lands of the Sophi: Iran in Early Modern ... Library Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, 2012).
“Shah Isma’il,” The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013).