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New Hires in UW History Department

June 29, 2015

Two new hires in the history department have area expertise in South Asia and will be joining UW South Asia faculty this fall:

MoscaMatthew Mosca has accepted the position of assistant professor specializing in the history of Imperial China. Matthew Mosca is currently assistant professor of Chinese history at the College of William & Mary. He previously held research fellowships at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Hong Kong, and the Institute for Advanced Study. His first book, From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China, was published in 2013.


SheffieldDaniel Sheffield will be joining the department as assistant professor for the history of the Islamic world before 1850. He is currently a Link-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. He received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard University in 2012. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Cosmopolitan Zarathustras: Religion, Translation, and Prophethood in Iran and South Asia. He also maintains a robust online presence at