Sharon Mizbani is a Ph.D. student specializing in the comparative architectural history of the late Ottoman Empire and Qajar Iran, with a particular focus on the development of urban water infrastructure and related monuments during the 19th century. She received her B.A. from the Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations department at the University of Toronto in 2015, and her M.A. from the same institution in 2016. She has also studied at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.