Farhan, Dr. Sara

PhD (York University), MA (University of Western Ontario) Assistant Professor
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


I am an historian of the modern world with specific interest in medicine, professionalization, and education in the modern Middle East. I have a broad training in cultural and social histories accumulated in interdisciplinary environments. My work esteems the intersection between colonialism, gender and the production and reproduction of class dynamics in the context of professionalization. I am particularly interested in the politics of archives and archiving, the complex process of knowledge production, and the intricate gate-keeping practices that reproduce it.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • History
Areas of Expertise:

Modern Middle East, Science, medicine and technology, Professionalization, Education, Sexuality, Public Health, Radio and Television

Languages Spoken:
  • Arabic
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MA History
  • MA Gender Studies

I strive to cultivate curiosities in social and cultural histories while encouraging interdisciplinary analyses of diverse source material.

Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications