Part of the Spring 2021 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series
Niloofar Haeri, Professor, Athropology; Program Chair, Islamic Studies Johns Hopkins University
Bio: Dr. Haeri’s work has focused on the question: What difference does language make? Through her work, she seeks to understand how the circle that is language changing society (community, politics, religion, rituals) changing language actually works. After receiving her BA and PhD in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Haeri’s first book addressed the gendered agents of language change in Cairo. Additional fieldwork in Cairo has addressed linguistic changes to Classical Arabic and its role as a national language in Egypt and other Arab countries. Between 2008 and 2016, Dr. Haeri carried out fieldwork in Tehran, Iran with a group of middle class, educated women born in the 1940s. This work forms the base of her recent book, Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer, and Poetry in Iran.
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Co-sponsored by Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
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