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Henry Misa

Henry Misa in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Henry Misa

Graduate Student


Areas of Expertise

  • Islamic History

Henry Misa (pictured next to the Samanid Mausoleum in Bukhara) is a doctoral candidate in Central Asian history. His research focuses on the environmental history of Central Asia during the ninth through eleventh centuries, combining different types of historical evidence from primary sources, archaeology, paleoclimatology, and archaeobotany.


Recent publication:

“A Medieval Climate Anomaly: The Qarakhanid Adaptation,” The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 54, no. 1 (2023): 43-65.



Courses taught:

History 2700: Global Environmental History (Fall 2024)

History 1681: World History until 1500 (Summer 2023)




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