Stefan Kamola received a MA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (2007) and a Ph.D. in History (2013) from the University of Washington. His work examines intellectual and administrative history in the Mongol Empire, with a particular concentration on Persian historiography. More broadly, his interests include pastoral nomadism, Islamic intellectual history, and the intersection between oral and literate traditions of social organization and communal memory. Stefan is currently preparing a biographical study of Rashid al-Din, the most prominent statesman and most famous historian from the Mongol Middle East, as well as a series of articles on the text and early manuscript tradition of Rashid al-Din’s dynastic history of the Mongols. He is involved in the Digital Humanities community at Princeton as part of his interest to apply digital tools to the study of manuscripts and other unique historical items both in his own research and in the classroom. In the fall he will teach a Freshman Seminar titled, “Nomads, nomadism, and nomadology.” He is also a faculty fellow at Wilson College.