The Iranian Studies Working Group provides an interdisciplinary forum for all students working in the field of Iranian Studies to present works in progress to faculty and fellow students. The workshop format will allow for students to engage in discussion and receive constructive feedback, while its interdisciplinary nature will offer a broad range of perspectives through which their writings may be understood and critiqued.
Each session, a graduate student will present his or her research; this will be followed by a brief commentary by a discussant, either a faculty member or fellow student, who will have read the work prior to the workshop. From there we will open up for a general discussion.
The Iranian Studies Workshop is sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program with the support of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies.
Spring 2018 Workshops
- Sean Hall (CEUS)
"Tajikistan, Iran, and the Politics of Friendship"
Discussant: Prof. Marianne Kamp (CEUS)
Feb 8 @ 11:30am, GISB 1060
- Alexander Shepard (NELC)
"Re-examining the Cultural Thesis of the Iranian Revolution: Shia Islam, Revolution, and Monarchy"
Discussant: Seema Golestaneh (CEUS)
March 8 @ 11:30am, GISB 1060
- SeyedAmir Asghari (NELC)
"Shī'a Salafis? Study of the Maktab-I Tafkīk (School of Separation) and their Opponents in Contemporary Shī'a Seminary"
Discussant: John Walbridge (NELC)
Apr 5 @ 11:30am, GISB 1060
Lunch is provided courtesy of the Islamic Studies Program. If you are interested in presenting a paper, participating as a discussant, or attending the workshop and joining in the discussion please send an email to Prof. Seema Golestaneh (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the Islamic Studies Program (email@example.com). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.