Touraj Daryaee
Ph.D., UCLA, 1999, History, Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies & Culture, History
School of Humanities
Director, Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture School of Humanities
Interests: Ancient and Medieval Iranian History, Iranian Languages and Literature, Zoroastrianism, Numismatics, World History
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Published Books
Edward Dimendberg
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz; Professor of Humanities
Published Books
Kyung Hyun Kim
Ph.D. University of Southern California, Professor of Korean Culture; Asian American Studies; Film and Media Studies; Visual Studies
Published Books
Jared Sexton
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Professor of African American Studies; Visual Studies
Interests: Race and Sexuality, Policing and Imprisonment, Contemporary U.S. Cinema and Political culture, Multiracial Coalition, Critical Theory
Published Books
Michael Szalay
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, Professor of English; Film and Media Studies; Visual Studies
Published Books
Elizabeth Tinsley
Ph.D., Otani University / Columbia University, Buddhist Culture (2011) / Religion (2019)
M.A., University of Cambridge, History of Art
Interests: Buddhism, East Asian Religions, Anthropology of Religion, Art History (Asia), Japanese Tantric/Esoteric Buddhism, Ritual practice, Kami worship, , Buddhist/religious visual cultures, spirit possession
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Roxanne Varzi
Ph.D., Columbia University; Professor of Anthropology; Culture and Theory; Film and Media Studies; Religious Studies; Visual Studies
Interests: Iran, Media, War, Visual Anthropology, Film Studies, Ethnographic and Fiction Writing