The Changing Nature of Family and Marriage in Contemporary Iran

The Changing Nature of Family and Marriage in Contemporary Iran

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November 32017
Loma Pelona Center, UC Santa Barbara
Janet Afary, Mellichamp Professor of Gender & Islam

Third Annual Conference of the Iranian Studies Initiative:

The Changing Nature of Family and Marriage in Contemporary Iran
November 3, 2017
Loma Pelona Center, UCSB

An international conference with papers on love, cohabitation, marital commitment, sex education, reproductive politics, and child prostitution.

Description of Performers
Gordafarid, first female naqqal (storyteller) of Iran’s national epic Shahnameh
Ziba Shirazi, writer, singer, songwriter, and storyteller
Bahram Osqueezadeh (Ph.D UCSB), soloist, composter, and conductor

This event is organized with support from the American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIS), Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE), Center for Middle East Studies, Cross Cultural Research and Educational Institute (CREI), Department of Religious Studies, Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Funds, Ahmad Gramian & Haleh Emrani Foundation.