Podcast Episode 1: Persis Karim

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:00

The Complexities of Hyphenated Identity and The Iranian-American Diaspora Experience: Dr. Persis Karim

Episode 1: West of the Middle East Podcast

Award-winning comparative literature scholar and poet, Dr. Persis Karim, is the director of the newly- established Center Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University. In this extended interview, she discusses the power of higher education to shape perceptions and empower young people to find their voices. She also identifies the ways that Iranian Americans and the emerging scholarship of the diaspora presents new models for collaborating and engaging with research across communities and cultures.

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