Program

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

Green Hall, Bowl 0-S-9
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9:00 – 10:00AM

Registration check-in: Green Hall lobby (entrance off Washington Rd)

Continental breakfast

10:00 – 11:20AM

Opening Welcome: IGSW Chair, Prof. Cyrus Schayegh (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Director, Program in Near Eastern Studies)

A Dialogue on the State of Iranian Studies, with the IGSW Committee
Panel Chair: Prof. Cyrus Schayegh (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Director, Program in Near Eastern Studies)
Panel: Prof. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (University of Pennsylvania, Professor, History; Director, Middle East Center), Prof. Ali Mirsepassi (New York University, Professor, Sociology and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies; Director, Iranian Studies Initiative), Prof. Kevan Harris (University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Professor, Sociology)

11:30AM – 1:00PM

Junior Scholar Presentation & Discussion Panel I:
Racketeers in Pahlavi Iran and Configurations of Masculinities
Olmo Gölz (University of Freiburg, doctoral candidate, Islamic & Iranian Studies)
Panel Chair: Prof. Mikiya Koyagi (New York University, Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies)
Iran Studies Discussant: Prof. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (University of Pennsylvania, Professor, History; Director, Middle East Center)
Disciplinary Discussant: Prof. Serguei Oushakine (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Slavic Languages & Literatures; Director, Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

1:00 – 2:00PM     Brown bag lunch

2:00 – 5:00PM

Junior Scholar Presentation & Discussion Panel II:
Arisen from the Grave – Iranian Commercial Cinema Distribution via New Media Technology
Laura Fish (University of Texas at Austin, doctoral candidate, Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures)
Panel Chair: Prof. Kevan Harris (University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Professor, Sociology)
Iran Studies Discussant: Prof. Ali Mirsepassi (New York University, Professor, Sociology and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies; Director, Iranian Studies Initiative)
Disciplinary Discussant – Prof. Rachel Price (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures; Program in Media and Modernity)

Junior Scholar Presentation & Discussion Panel III:
Body Politics of Afghans in Iran: Between Shi’i Brothers and Alien Citizens
Elmira Alihosseini (Johns Hopkins University, doctoral candidate, Anthropology)
Panel Chair: Prof. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (University of Pennsylvania, Professor, History; Director, Middle East Center)
Iran Studies Discussant: Prof. Cyrus Schayegh (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Director, Program in Near Eastern Studies)
Disciplinary Discussant: Prof. Kevan Harris (University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Professor, Sociology)

5:00 – 5:30PM     Coffee & tea break

5:30 – 7:00PM

Interdisciplinary Scholar Roundtable:
What is the changing trajectory of the intersection of your field and modern Iranian Studies?
Panel Chair: IGSW Chair, Prof. Cyrus Schayegh (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Director, Program in Near Eastern Studies)
Panel: Prof. Serguei Oushakine (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Slavic Languages & Literatures; Director, Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies), Prof. Rachel Price (Princeton University, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures; Program in Media and Modernity)

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

*Closed for only IGSW Committee and Junior Scholars:

9:00 – 10:00AM           Continental Breakfast

10:00AM – 12:00PM   Research Methodology Panel with the IGSW Committee

12:00 – 1:30PM           Lunch

*Open to graduate students:
1:30 – 4:30PM            Archival research & digitization projects in Iranian Studies
                                   Library and archive open access
                                   Firestone Library, Near East Collection

4:30 – 5:00PM           Break

*In conjunction with the Iran Graduate Student Workshop, Open to the public:
Frist Campus Center, Frist Film Theatre
5:00 – 6:30PM
Documentary Film Screening: The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid
Discussion with the Producer
Prof. Ali Mirsepassi (NYU, Professor, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies; Director, Iranian Studies Initiative)
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*Open for registered Workshop participants:
7:00 – 9:00PM      Conference dinner

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