- MPhil, Modern Middle Eastern History, 2012, University of Oxford
- BA, History and Politics, 2010, University of West Florida
Research and professional interests
Sara Zandi's graduate work focused on the history and politics of Iran in the interwar period. Her thesis looked at Pan-Iranist ideology within the dynamics of tribe-state relations with the Kurdish tribes of northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey.
- History of Ardalanids (1590-1810) by Sharaf al-Din bin Shams al-Din”, Kurdish Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, (2017): 56-79.