Welcome to the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

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The Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies is the first academic center of its kind in the nation — dedicated exclusively to research, scholarship and service about Iranian diaspora communities.

The Center will model new methods of research and knowledge distribution that emphasize:

  • exposure to students through public lectures
  • development of collaborative opportunities for faculty and students
  • a platform for academic programs (lectures, film-screenings, music and other cultural events)

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News & Announcements


Persis Karim Named Inaugural Chair of SF State's Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

San Francisco State University has named Persis Karim the inaugural Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair and director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, a first-of-its-kind endeavor in academia

Finalists for Iranian Diaspora Studies Director to Interview on Campus

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts welcomes finalists visiting campus to interview for the Neda Nobari Distinguished Chair/director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies.

Mazinani Sanaz: Threshold detail

Mashrabiya: The Art of Looking Back

Saturday, February 18, 2017 to Thursday, March 16, 2017