Welcome to the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies


Seven Hills Conference Center - State Drive at Lake Merced Blvd. SF

Forty Years & More: International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies

Friday, March 29, 2019 to Saturday, March 30, 2019
"Part and Parcel" - Art of the Iranian Diaspora

"Part and Parcel" - Art of the Iranian Diaspora

Friday, January 25, 2019 to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Humanities Bldg 503, SF State University

"Shab-E Yalda" Open House

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Center’s Blog: “With A Trace”

Dr. Camron Michael Amin’s introduction and interest in Iranian studies was born from his own biography as the child of an Iranian father and American mother who met at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he was born.

Dr. Sonja Moghaddari’s own experience as a second-generation German Iranian sparked her interest in understanding the experiences and perspectives of others like her who were born to Iranian immigrant parents.

Dr. Maghbouleh's book "The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race" traces the history of race among Iranians in diaspora and for many of us it’s a breath of fresh air to read.