Rohan Advani

Rohan Advani

Graduate Student


Curriculum Vitae

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  • M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (2022)
  • M.A. in Near Eastern Studies, New York University (2018)
  • B.S.F.S. in Regional and Comparative Studies, Georgetown University (2016)

Fields of Study

Historical Sociology, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Middle East and North Africa, Singapore


Conference Presentations

  • “Forming Finance: The Establishment of a Domestic Financial Sector in the Persian Gulf, 1952-1973,” Presented at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference, November 29 – December 5, 2021.
  • “Banking as Freedom: Developing Finance and Financing Development in the Persian Gulf and Singapore (1952-1973),” Presented at Social Science Historical Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, November 11-14, 2021.
  • Discussant (with Dr. Mona Fawaz) on Panel “Citizenship as Political Action: Innovative Approaches,” Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, The American University of Beirut, October 2, 2019.
  • “Pockets of Privilege: A Historical, Spatial, and Political Economy Analysis of Industrial Zones in Palestine,” Presented at MESAAS Graduate Conference, Columbia University, February 23, 2017.


  • Kevan Harris
  • Ching Kwan Lee