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Farid Azfar

Associate Professor



  2. Phone: (610) 690-5765
  3. Trotter 212
  4. Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
Professor Azfar selfie in the city.

Farid Azfar is an Early Modern European historian whose teaching and research takes him to the intersections of Atlantic history, the history of ideas, the history of sexuality and urban history. Past and future courses include "London Beyond Control," "The East India Company," "The History of the Body," "The Global Enlightenment," and the Early Modern Europe survey. His work has been published in The Journal of British StudiesHistorical Reflections/Réflexions HistoriquesThe London Journal, and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. He is currently at work on a book about the comparative, intellectual and cultural history of the asiento contract of 1713. 

First Collection for the Class of 2018

In September, 2014, Professor Azfar addressed the Class of 2018 as part of First Collection, the traditional beginning for every student's experience here at Swarthmore.

Hear Professor Azfar, along with other members of the community, welcome the class of 2018.

Professor Azfar's "Genealogy Of An Execution: The Sodomite, The Bishop, And The Anomaly Of 1726"

Professor Azfar's most recent article, "Genealogy of An Execution: The Sodomite, The Bishop, And the Anomaly Of 1726" was published by the Journal of British Studies.

Genealogy of An Execution