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Love and Desire Across Borders in Modern Iran and Diaspora

September 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Panel 1 in “Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and Diaspora: A Symposium in a Series of Panels” will feature the following:

“Integration in Diaspora: A Study of Interracial Partnerships in Iranian Diasporic Literature”
Leila Zonouzi, PhD Candidate, Global Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara

“Intermarriage and Ethnic Boundaries in Iran”
James Barry, Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia

“Crumbling of Spatial Boundaries and the Collapse of the Intimate Domain in Farhadi’s Cinema”
Ehsan Sheikhalharam, PhD Candidate/Teaching Fellow, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

Panel Chair and Discussant: Rustin Zarkar, Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill


Co-Sponsors: The American Institute of Iranian Studies, UNC Persian Studies Program, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Department of Geography, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina, The Library Collections’ Horner-Jarrahi Speaker Series, Countering Hate Initiative


September 5, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm