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Feb 28: Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death


Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death

a talk by Sima Shakhsari

Thursday, February 28
12:30 to 2 pm

Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Sima Shakhsari, Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

Co-sponsored by the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Sima Shakhsari earned her Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University in 2010 and was the 2010-2012 teaching and research Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program at the University of Houston. Professor Shakhsari has taught Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality and Anthropology courses at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and the University of Houston. Between earning her B.S. in physiology and her MA in Women’s Studies at San Francisco State University, she worked at San Francisco Women Against Rape as the Director of Adult Education Program and volunteered for several queer, women’s, and immigrant rights organizations.

This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please contact the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at 212-998-8877 or email kevorkian.center(at)nyu.edu.

Facebook event page here.



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