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MENA Faculty Colloquium | Revolutionary Engineers: Learning, Politics, and Activism at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1966-1979

When: Monday, May 23, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, Trienens Forum, Room 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


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Sepehr Vakil is an assistant professor of Learning Sciences in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, and Affiliate Faculty in the Middle East and North African Studies program, and the Science in Human Cultures Program. Previously he was Assistant Professor of STEM Education and the Associate Director of Equity & Inclusion in the Center for STEM Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his PhD in the Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology program at UC Berkeley, and his B.S and M.S in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

Mina Khanlarzadeh is a postdoctoral scholar in science and technology studies at Northwestern University and a visiting scholar in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She holds a PhD from Columbia University, and her research interests are in global political thought, critical and postcolonial theory, gender studies, and modern Middle Eastern cultural and historical studies.

Mahdi Ganjavi is a Postdoctoral fellow at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is an educationalist, historian, and researcher with multiple degrees in education, history of Middle East, library science, international law, and law. He obtained his PhD from the Department of Leadership, Higher and adult Education at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the transnational history of education, literature, translation, law, print and publication in the Middle East, the cultural Cold War, and the archives in exile and diasporic archives. He is the author of Education and the Cultural Cold War in the Middle East: The Franklin Book Programs in Iran (forthcoming with I.B. Tauris). He has also co-authored two book chapters on the significance of diasporic collections in diversifying North America's cultural heritage and presented on the subject at the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto.

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