GLOBAL 1979 IRANIAN REVOLUTION: PRODUCING SPACES FOR REVOLUTIONARY ARMED STRUGGLE
April 26, 2021 / 2:00 - 3:30 PM (NYC/EST Time) / Zoom Signup
The spring 2021 lecture Series on Global '79 explores the global processes which shaped the making of the Iranian revolution. The revolution’s global character cannot be understood except in terms of a circulatory system of flows of people and ideas between Iran, the West, Middle East, Asia, and those in Latin America. The invited speakers and discussants will highlight the multiplicity of spaces of the revolution such as streets, schools, prisons, personal lives, and histories such as the Cold War and Global 1960s and 70s.
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Iranian Revolutionary Socialism in the 1970s
Rasmus Elling is associate professor of Middle East Studies at the Department for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen. His work focuses on the cultural, social and political life of cities, and the historical and ethnographic focus of his work is on modern Iran in particular. Elling is the author of several articles and books about Iran's contemporary society and modern history, including Minorities in Iran. His most recent book, Irans Moderne Historie, is the first history of modern Iran written in Danish and deals with the history of 20th century Iran and its struggles with nationalism, modernisation, and international affairs.
The IRGC and the Global Guerilla Movement
Maryam Alemzadeh is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies where her research focuses on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and post-revolutionary state building in Iran from 1979 to 1982. She is currently working on her book manuscript, which addresses the formation of the IRGC as a state-sponsored, yet independent and spontaneous revolutionary militia. Her research and policy papers have been published in the British Journal of Middle East Studies, Foreign Affairs and the Crown Center’s Middle East Brief series, among other places.
Arang Keshavarzian is associate professor of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. His general fields of research are comparative politics of the Middle East with a focus on issues related to political economy, transnationalism, and contentious politics in authoritarian contexts. His book, Bazaar and State in Iran, was based on his intensive field research and engages with the literature on networks and political institutions in order to trace the structure of the Tehran Bazaar under the Pahlavi monarchy and Islamic Republic, and shed light on the organization and governance of markets as well as state-society dynamics, more generally. Keshavarzian's essays have appeared in journals such as Politics and Society, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Geopolitics, Arab Studies Journal, Economy and Society, and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research in addition to a number of edited volumes.
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