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Omar ibn Said Speaker Series: Black and Afro-Iranians in Iranian Cultural Imaginary Panel Discussion

October 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Omar Ibn Speaker Series will present “Black and Afro-Iranians in Iranian Cultural Imaginary,” a virtual panel discussion.


Sima Shakhsari, Associate Professor of Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies, University of Minnesota


  • M. Shadee Malaklou, Chair and Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies; Founding Director, Women’s and Gender Non-Conforming Center, Berea College
  • Amirhossein Vava, Assistant Professor of English Literature, Shiraz University
  • Priscillia Kounkou Hoveyda, Human Rights Lawyer; Founder, Collective for Black Iranians
  • Parisa Vaziri, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University


For more information, contact Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi at


Sponsors: UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Omar ibn Said Initiative, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC Persian Studies Program, The American Institute of Iranian Studies


October 6, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm