Philip Grant is a Persian and French to English translator. He is currently translating an Iranian novelist’s second novel, details to be announced by the publisher shortly. His translation of Iranian philosopher Seyyed Javad Tabatabai’s Ibn Khaldun and the Social Sciences. A Discourse on Conditions of Im-possibility will be published by Polity Press in 2024. He has a PhD in Socio-cultural Anthropology from UC Irvine, during which he carried out extensive collaborative fieldwork with Iranian women’s activists based in California. He also collaborated with the artists Goldin + Senneby on two of their projects about contemporary finance infrastructure, writing about the experience in e-flux. He is also researching a history of the Zanj Rebellion in 9th century Iraq and Iran. He has published on both the Zanj and finance in various academic forums.