Belle Cheves is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Levy Institute Research Program of Gender Equality and the Economy. She studies the history of the Middle East, with a particular focus on gender and labor in nineteenth and twentieth-century Iran. She recently completed her PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard, with a dissertation titled "Untidy Households: Kinship, Service, and Affect in Nineteenth-Century Qajar Iran." At the Levy Institute, Belle is developing her research on how women's labor was compensated in nineteenth and early twentieth-century imperial households in Iran, and how this compensation intertwined with the development of economic and political networks tied to kinship and racial and ethnic categories. 


Belle Cheves
Research Fellow
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY US 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-7714
Fax: 845-758-1149
E-mail: [email protected]