This conference is a product of a two year dialogue between a group of graduate students based out of New York University, UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. We represent three different academic backgrounds including Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science. As events in Iran change daily, we aim to raise the level of conversation about today’s socio-political climate by assessing the historical context that led to the creation of the Green Movement, its impact, and its potential moving forward.
The organizers include:
Narges Bajoghli is a doctoral student in Anthropology at New York University. She holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her research concerns war, veterans, and media in Iran.
Yousef Baker is a doctoral student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds an MA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research concerns Political Economy, Development and Constitutionalism in the Middle East.
Arash Davari is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds an MA in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley. His research concerns the relationship between narrative and political theory in Iran.
The event is sponsored by The Iranian Graduate Students’ Association in the Social Sciences and Humanities at UCLA, the UCLA Graduate Student Association, and cosponsored by the UCLA Iranian Student Group.
The conference is supported by the Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA, the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at UC Irvine, the Amuzegar Chair of Iranian Studies at UCLA, the UCLA International Institute, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, the UCLA Graduate Student Association, and the UCLA Department of Political Science.