Naveena Naqvi is a historian of early modern and modern South Asia. Her research interests include the Persianate world (ca. 13th-19th centuries), with a focus on non-courtly Persographic writers in regional contexts during early colonial rule. Her broader fields of interest span the history of political Islam, gender and sexuality, and Hindustani music.
She was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University in 2018-19 and completed her PhD in History at UCLA in 2018.