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Rustam Khan

Graduate Student Affiliate


Rustam Khan

Rustam Khan is a graduate student at MIT’s Doctoral Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS). His research interests are largely in the fields of built environments, STS (History, Science, Technology and Society), and socialism-capitalism in the former Soviet Union and its frontier zones across Eurasia.

Before coming to MIT, Khan received an M.Phil degree in history from the University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. and MA degree in history from KU Leuven. Outside his academic work, he's part of MIT’s Graduate Student Union and engages and performs as a dance artist and DJ in local communities in the Boston area and Belgium.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Ph.D. Student in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University


  • History, Science, Technology and Society (STS)

Areas of Expertise

  • Built Environments
  • Global Capitalism and Socialism
  • Soviet Union
  • Borderlands of the Soviet Union