H. Lyman Stebbins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
History, School of Arts and Sciences

Lyman Stebbins is an historian of Modern Britain and the British Empire, Modern Iran, and the Middle East. His research examines various dimensions of the Anglo-Iranian encounter including diplomacy, trade, war, law, and culture. His work has been supported by the University of Chicago Nicholson Center for British Studies, the American Institute of Iranian Studies, the Lawforms project at the University of Exeter, and La Salle University.


  • Ph.D. History, University of Chicago
  • M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
  • B.A. History, University of Dallas

Select Publications

  • British Imperialism in Qajar Iran: Consuls, Agents and Influence in the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris, 2016), ISBN: 9781784535025
  • Lyman Stebbins, “Extraterritoriality, Nationality, and Empire in the Persianate World, 1890-1940,” in “The Persianate Bazaar,” ed. Nandini Chatterjee, special issue, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 64, nos. 5-6 (November 2021), 752-791.


  • HON-121 Early Human History and Civilizations
  • HON-122 Modern Societies and their Legacies
  • FYS 130 Power, Justice, and Community
  • HIS-251 Global History from 1500 to the Present
  • HIS-255 20th Century Global History
  • HIS-361 Imperialism in the Modern World
  • HIS-394 The Modern Middle East
  • HIS/LGU-373 Iran: A Journey (virtual travel-study)
  • HON/HIS/ENG/LGU 374-Global London (Travel-Study, London, UK)
  • HIS-388 Recent Britain
  • HIS 481 Seminar