Nile Green

Nile Green is a historian whose work brings global history into conversation with Islamic history. A professor of history at UCLA, he is also the founding director of the UCLA Program on Central Asia. He has researched and traveled in around 20 Muslim countries, including Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. His many books include Terrains of Exchange: Religious Economies of Global Islam and The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London.



Islam’s Forgotten Booklovers

Nile Green on the literary, critical, avant-garde, and unorthodox voices that have always been part of Muslim societies....

From Tehrangeles to Kashmir

For most residents of Southern California, the large Persian community in Westwood's "Tehrangeles" is just another example of US immigration history....

Winding Between Myth and Politics: The Silk Road

Historian Nile Green talks the delusions of romance, global capitalism, and the Silk Road in Valerie Hansen’s The Silk Road: A New History and James A. Millward’s The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction....

Winding Between Myth and Politics: The Silk Road