Department of Asian Studies
University of British Columbia
FREE and open to the public!
Time & Place (unless otherwise indicated): 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. || Online (Please click on individual event pages for registration information and link)
About the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian and Persianate Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 – 2019) was a proud and devoted UBC alumnus, supporter of UBC’s Asian Studies department, and beloved member of Vancouver’s Iranian community. UBC’s Asian Studies department has renamed this lecture series in his honour.
Saturday 26 Sept, 2020 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Online) “Pondering Anti-Blackness in the Iranian Context, From Enslavement to the Present”
Amy Tahani-Bidmeshki, PhD, Assistant Professor, English Division, Pasadena City College, California
Saturday 17 Oct, 2020 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Online) “No Heaven For Gunga Din (1965) From Speculative Fiction to Decolonial Option”
Amirhossein Vafa, PhD, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Shiraz University
Saturday 31 Oct, 2020 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Online) “The Poetics and Politics of Representation: A Comparative Study of “simurgh” In Four Royal Manuscripts of the Shahnama”
Behrang Nabavi Nejad, PhD, Art History Instructor, Columbia College, Vancouver
Saturday 14 Nov, 2020 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Online) “Representation of Sigheh Women in Modern Iranian Cultural Productions”
Claudia Yaghoobi, PhD, Roshan Institute Associate Professor in Persian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill
Saturday 28 Nov, 2020 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Online) “Persian, Pahlavi, and Teaching Farsi”
Rastin Mehri, PhD, Term Lecturer, Department of World Languages and Literatures, SFU
Saturday 12 Dec, 2020 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Online) “Negotiating Modernity: The Prostitute Character in Iranian Film and Fiction”
Maryam Zehtabi Sabeli Mogaddam, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
For the details of previous Alireza Ahmadian lectures, please click here.