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

Photo of Ala Ebtekar's Nowheresville on display in an art gallery

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ala Ebtekar

Tuesday, November 14, 6pm – 7pm

Fine Arts Building, Room 286

Admission: Free

Contact: School of Art, 415-338-6537, artgrad@sfsu.edu

Images of Taraneh Hemami's Alphabet of Silence and Ala Ebtekar's Under Every Deep A Lower Deep Opens

Teaching Art of the Middle East and the Islamic World

Saturday, November 4, 10am – 4pm

de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

Admission: $10 – $20

Photo of Neda Maghbouleh

The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race

Thursday, October 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium (Room 133)

Admission: Free