Professor of Iranian and Central Asian History
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Pick Hall 328
5828 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Professor Woods focuses primarily on the history of Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia from the thirteenth to eighteenth century. He is particularly interested in aspects of the encounter of sedentary and nomadic people in those regions during that time period. He is at present working on several projects dealing with the age of Chinggis Khan and Timur (Tamerlane). He has played a central role in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies since 1980. For more information, please visit his faculty page.