Lisa Balabanlilar received her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2007. The focus of her research is the Timurid-Mughal Empire of Central and South Asia, and her broader research interests encompass Islamic South and Central Asia, comparative imperial court culture, movement and procession, memory and identity, and early modern Islamic Empires (Ottoman, Mughal and Safavid).

Books in order of publication:

Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Central Asia2015
The Emperor Jahangir: Power and Kingship in Mughal India2020