Ethnography of Iran: Past and Present Conference

Fri, Oct 2, 2015 (All day) to Sat, Oct 3, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Green Hall, Bowl 0-S-6
Sponsor(s): 
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
Department of Anthropology

Panel 1 - Pre-Revolutionary Ethnography of Iran: Modes of Inquiry, Continuity, and Change

  • Anne Betteridge, Director, University of Arizona, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
  • Mary Elaine Hegland, Professor of Anthropology, Santa Clara University
  • Brian Spooner, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Erika Friedl, Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University

Panel 2 - Post-Revolutionary Iran: Nostalgia, “New Exotics,” and the Politics of Research

  • Rose Wellman, Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi, Professor of History and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University
  • Fariba Adelkhah, Senior Research Fellow, Institut d’Études Politiques

Keynote Address
William Beeman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

Panel 3 — New Research and Prospects I

  • Zuzanna Olszewska, Associate Professor in the Social Anthropology of the Middle East, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
  • Setrag Manoukian, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology, McGill University
  • Arzoo Osanloo, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Law, Societies, and Justice Program
  • Soheila Shahshahani, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Shahid Beheshti University

Panel 4 — New Research and Prospects II

  • Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Professor of History and Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
  • Narges Erami, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
  • Amina Tawasil, International Studies Institute, University of New Mexico
  • Nahid Siamdoust, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University

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