Leila received a PhD in history from the University of Montreal in 2017 with a dissertation entitled L’influence du système scolaire français sur le système scolaire iranien de l’inauguration de l’école Dar ol-Fonoun jusqu’à la fin de l’époque des Qâdjârs (1851-1925). Leila’s research interests encompass the history of international relations and of Iran’s diplomatic policy, the transformation of education and society, the reappropriation of knowledge, concepts and practices of European modernity and the construction of the modern state in Iran during the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. Since 2017, Leila has been a lecturer at the Institut Nationale des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INaLCO) in Paris, where she teaches the history of Iran from the late 18th century to 1925.

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