List of Participants in the 2014 Conference Academic Program

(Paper Presenters, Chairs/Discussants of Pre-Organized Panels, Convenors, Round-Table Participants)

Note: This is a listing of the participants in the Academic Program of the 2014 ISIS Conference in Montreal. Not included in it at present are participants in special sessions and cultural events (literary readings, interview sessions with eminent representatives of Iranian culture, etc.). The latter will be added to future drafts of the general Conference Program, now available on the ISIS website https://societyforiranianstudies.org/sites/default/files/2014-ISIS-PPROGRAM.pdf We ask conference participants to check their personal details, listed below, and to advise us of possible changes.

  • Javad Abbasi,Ohio State University
  • Kara Abdolmaleki,University of Alberta
  • Firuza Abdullaeva-Melville,University of Oxford
  • Sheikh Abdullah,Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Rowena Abdul Razak,University of Oxford
  • Naofumi Abe,Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Hanaa Adly,Helwan University (Cairo)
  • Serhan Afacan,Leiden University
  • Mahnaz Afkhami, Executive Director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies
  • Shahnaz Ahmadeian,San Diego State University
  • Shaherzad Ahmadi,University of Texas Austin
  • Amr Ahmed,Institute of Iranian Studies,Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Ramzan Ahmed,Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Nadeem Akhtar,Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Maryam Ala Amjadi,University of Kent and Universidade do Porto
  • Samad Alavi,University of Washington
  • Gregory Aldous,University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  • Elizabeth Alexandrin,University of Manitoba
  • Mehmet Alici,Istanbul University
  • Pooriya Alimoradi,University of Toronto
  • Viola Allegranzi,Université la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3; Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
  • Roham Alvandi,London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Ahmed Alwishah,Pitzer College
  • Abbas Amanat, Yale University
  • Mehrdad Amanat, Independent Scholar
  • Yassaman Ameri,John Abbott College
  • Anita Amirrezvani, University of Arkansas Press
  • Camron Michael Amin,University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Mardin Aminpour,University of Austin,Texas
  • Elena Andreeva,Virginia Military Institute
  • Ali Ansari, University of St. Andrews
  • Houshyar Ansarifar,Independent scholar
  • Hajar Anvar, Université de Montréal
  • Ata Anzali,Middlebury College
  • Belal Asdaque,University of Delhi
  • Assef Ashraf,Yale University
  • Kaveh Askari,Western Washington University
  • Nasrin Askari,University of British Columbia
  • Nahid Assemi,School of Oriental and African Studies
  • Touraj Atabaki,International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
  • Blake Atwood,University of Texas at Austin
  • Mohsen Azarm,Independent Researcher
  • Pari Azarm Motamedi, Independent Scholar, Montreal
  • Naghmeh Babaee,University of Manitoba
  • Sussan Babaie,The Courtauld Institute of Art,University of London
  • Asal Bagheri,University of Rennes 1
  • Beeta Baghoolizadeh,University of Pennsylvania
  • Raha Bahreini,University of Essex
  • Roksana Bahramitash,University of Montreal
  • Lamia Balafrej,Wellesley College
  • Hussein Banai,Occidental College and MIT
  • Ali Banuazizi, Boston College
  • Nima Barazandeh,University of Sheffield
  • Khadijeh Baseri,National Museum of Iran
  • Shahzad Bashir,Stanford University
  • Kaveh Bassiri,University of Arkansas
  • Azita Bathaie,Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense University,LESC,CNRS
  • Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi,Columbia University
  • Esfandyar Batmanghelidj,Columbia University
  • Niloufar Bayani, Persian Wildlife Foundation
  • Ahab Bdaiwi,University of St Andrews
  • Michael Beard, University of North Dakota
  • Daniel Beben,Indiana University – Bloomington
  • Daniel Beckman,University of California,Los Angeles
  • Theodore Beers,University of Chicago
  • Valerie Behiery,Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Maziar Behrooz,San Francisco State University
  • David Bennett,King's College London
  • Jake Benson,Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation
  • Houri Berberian,California State University,Long Beach
  • Carol Bier,Graduate Theological Union,Berkeley
  • Nazak Birjandifar,McGill University
  • Sheila Blair, Boston College
  • Laurie Blanton Pierce,University of Chicago
  • Jonathan Bloom, Boston College
  • Mehrzad Boroujerdi,Syracuse University
  • Jonathan Brack,University of Michigan
  • GJ Breyley,Monash University,Australia
  • Dominic Parviz Brookshaw,Oxford University
  • Maria Brosius, University of Toronto
  • Alessandro Cancian,Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Houchang e. Chehabi, Boston University
  • Jamsheed K. Chokry, University of Indiana Bloomington
  • James Clark,American Institute of Iranian Studies
  • L. Clarke,Concordia University
  • Patrick Clawson,Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Juan Cole, University of Michigan
  • David Collier,Boston University
  • Cameron Cross,University of Chicago
  • Soroush Dabbagh, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Linda Darwish,St. Francis Xavier University
  • Touraj Daryaee,University of California,Irvine
  • John Dechant,Indiana University
  • Elli Dehnavi,University of Alberta
  • James Devine,Mount Allison
  • Devin DeWeese,Indiana University
  • Marina Díaz Sanz,Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Ali Dizboni,Royal Military College and Queen's University
  • Negin Djavaherian,Independent Scholar
  • Niloofar Dohni,INALCO
  • Arthur Dudney,University of Oxford
  • Elena Dunaeva,Institute of Oriental Studies,Moscow
  • Sarah Dusend,University of Bonn
  • Kaveh Ehsani,De Paul University, USA
  • Azadeh Ehsani-Chombeli,Concordia University
  • Issam Eido, University of Chicago Divinity School
  • Maryam Ekhtiar,Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Babak Elahi,Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Leila El-Murr,McGill University
  • Goli Emami, Author & Translator
  • Mahyar Entezari,University of Pennsylvania
  • Guiti Etemad, CEO of Tarh and Mamary Consulting Engineers
  • Ilker Evrim Binbas,Royal Holloway,University of London
  • Javad Faal Alavi,Idependant Researcher,
  • Arezoo Fakhrejahani,Meiji University,Tokyo
  • Mehrdad Fallahzadi, Uppsala University
  • Omid Fallahazad
  • Aria Fani,University of California,Berkeley
  • Massumeh Farhad, Smithsonian Institute
  • Farideh Farhi,University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Zahra Faridany Akhavan,Independent Scholar
  • Jalal Farzaneh
  • Mateo Farzaneh,Northeastern Illinois University- Chicago
  • Neta Feniger,Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Ali Ferdowsi,Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Nikita Filin,Russian State Univ. for Humanities/Inst.Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Raheleh Filsoofi,Florida Atlantic University
  • Laura Fish,University of Texas at Austin
  • Greg Fisher, Carleton University
  • Andrea D. Fitzpatrick,University of Ottawa
  • Kathleen Foody,College of Charleston
  • Sanaz Fotouhi,Independent scholar
  • Agnese Fusaro,Sapienza University of Rome
  • Jairan Gahan,University of Toronto
  • Azadeh Ganjeh,Institute of Theater Studies,University Of Berne
  • Benjamin Gatling, Duke University
  • Omid Ghaemmaghami, Binghamton University, NY
  • Nahid Ghani, Independent Scholar
  • M. R. Ghanoonparvar, University of Texas-Austin
  • Mohammad Gharipour,Morgan State University
  • Hosein Ghazian,Syracuse University
  • Mahbobe Dr. Ghods,Columbia University
  • Aysegul Gokalp Kutlu,Kocaeli University
  • Lisa Golombek, Royal Ontario Museum
  • Zahra Goshasbi,Institut National des langues et  civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris
  • Roderick Grierson,Rumi Institute,Near East University,Nicosia
  • Joanna de Groot,University of York,UK
  • Sabrina Guerrieri,Concordia University/University of Toronto
  • Shafi Gulamadov,University of Toronto
  • James M. Gustafson,Indiana State University
  • Ghazaleh Haghdad Mofrad,Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Shahla Haeri, Boston University
  • Latifeh Hagigi,UCLA
  • Ladan Hamedani,University of Hawai'i,Manoa
  • Usman Hamid,University of Toronto
  • Kevan Harris,Princeton University
  • Forogh Hashabeiky, Uppsala University
  • Ahmad Hashemi,Royal Military College of Canada and Oxford University
  • Zackery Heern,Murray State University
  • Farzaneh Hemmasi,University of Toronto,Faculty of Music
  • Andrea Hickerson,Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Michael Hillmann,University of Texas at Austin
  • Ata Hoodashtian,Management Institute of Canada (Montreal)
  • Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University
  • Saeid Hooshangi,Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • Sachiko Hosoya,Toho University
  • Parvaneh Hosseini,University of Arizona
  • Saeid Hooshangi,Complutense University, Madrid
  • Syed Akhtar Husain, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Peyman Jafari,International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
  • Forough Jahanbakhsh,Queen's University,Canada
  • Ramin Jahanbegloo,York University,Toronto
  • Jalal Farzaneh, Home Creations, Inc.
  • Maral Jefroudi,International Institute of Social History,Amsterdam
  • Jennifer Jenkins,University of Toronto
  • Peter Jones,University of Ottawa
  • Thomas Juneau,Government of Canada
  • Hossein Kamaly, Columbia University
  • Mehrak Kamali Sarvestani,University of Arizona
  • Stefan Kamola,Princeton
  • Persis Karim, San Jose State University
  • Pamela Karimi,University of Massachusetts
  • Sarah Karimi,RShP institute for Urban Research (Non-Governmental Institute)
  • Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak,University of Maryland
  • Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet,University of Pennsylvania
  • Homa Katouzian,Oxford University
  • Serkan Kececi,London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Fariba Kermani,Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, Tehran
  • Fatemeh Keshavarz-Karamustafa, University of Maryland
  • Prashant Keshavmurthy,McGill University
  • Delbar Khakzad ,University of Toronto
  • Sheefteh Khalili,University of California,Irvine
  • Nazila Khalkhali,University of Ottawa
  • Aleem Ashraf Khan, University of Delhi
  • Pasha M. Khan,McGill University
  • Azam Khatam,York University,Toronto
  • Elaheh Kheirandish,Harvard University
  • Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami,New York University
  • Azadeh Kian, Université Paris VIII
  • Hooman Koliji,University of Maryland
  • Gi-Yeon Koo,Seoul National University
  • Hajnalka Kovacs,University of Chicago
  • Mikiya Koyagi,University of Texas at Austin
  • Nikolay Kozhanov,St-Petersburg State University
  • Hülya Küçük,Necmettin Erbakan University,Konya
  • Sara Kuehn,Independent Scholar
  • Selim Kuru,University of Washington
  • Bilal Kuşpınar,Necmettin Erbakan University,Konya
  • Eiyad al-Kutubi,Indiana University
  • Saera Kwak,Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Justine Landau, Inst. of Iranian studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Majid Lashkari,Independent Scholar
  • Valentina Laviola,"Cà Foscari" University of Venice
  • Todd Lawson,University of Toronto
  • D Gershon Lewental,University of Oklahoma
  • Franklin D. Lewis,University of Chicago
  • Jane Lewisohn, SOAS, London University
  • Leonard Lewisohn, University of Exeter
  • Paul Losensky,Indiana University
  • Spyridon Loumakis,Concordia University,Montreal
  • H Lyman Stebbins,La Salle University
  • Neda Maghbouleh,University of Toronto
  • Mojtaba Mahdavi,University of Alberta
  • Ali-Akbar Mahdi, University of California, Northridge
  • Chowra Makaremi,Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris
  • Hassan Makaremi,IEA Sorbonne Paris 1
  • Peyman Malaz,UCLA
  • Amy Malek,University of California,Los Angeles
  • Manijeh Mannani,Athabasca University
  • Afshin Marashi, University of Oklahoma
  • Mehdi Marashi, Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)
  • Roxanne D. Marcotte,Université du Québec à Montréal,UQAM
  • Pouyan Shahidi Marnani, McGill University
  • Fatemeh Masjedi,Zentrum Moderner Orient,Berlin
  • Reza Masoudi Nejad,Zentrum Moderner Orient,Berlin
  • Martina Massullo,Aix-Marseille Université
  • Kamran Matin,Sussex University,UK
  • Afshin Matin-asgari,California State University of Los Angeles
  • Aydin Matlabi,Concordia University
  • Rudi Matthee,University of Delaware
  • Sanaz Mazinani,Stanford University
  • Hasanali Mehran, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran
  • Rastin Mehri,Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Douglas College
  • Ayda Melika,University of California,Berkeley
  • Charles Melville, University of Cambridge
  • Matthew Melvin-Koushki,Princeton University / University of South Carolina
  • Hossein Mesbahian,University of Toronto
  • Jane Mikkelson,University of Chicago
  • Pardis Minuchehr,George Washington University
  • Ziba Mir-Hosseini, SOAS, University of London
  • Ali Mirsepassi,New York University
  • Colin Mitchell, Dalhousie University
  • Amin Moghadam, Sciences Po Paris
  • Val Moghadam,Purdue University
  • Haideh Moghissi, York University
  • Daryoush Mohammad Poor,Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Mehdi Mohseni, University of Nebrask-Lincoln, Omaha
  • Golam Moinuddin,Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Mojgan Mokhatebi Ardakani,Macquarie University
  • Maryam Momeni,Harvard University
  • Marjan (SZ) Moosavi,University of Toronto
  • Abolfazl Moshiri,University of Toronto
  • Negar Mottahedeh,Duke University
  • Rosemary Mountain,Concordia University
  • Leila Mouri,Columbia University
  • Soroosh Mozaffar Moghaddam,Mashhad University
  • Arshavez Mozafari,University of Toronto
  • Ali Mozaffari,Curtin University,Australia
  • Negin Nabavi,Montclair State University
  • Behrang Nabavi Nejad,University of Victoria
  • Eden Naby,Independent Scholar
  • Hamid Naficy,Northwestern University
  • Nima Naghibi,Ryerson University
  • Mehdi Najafiafra,Islamic Azad University,Central Tehran Branch
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi,Harvard University
  • Vahideddin Namazi,Université de Montréal
  • Alireza Namvar-Haghighi,University of Toronto,Mississauga
  • Solmaz Naraghi,Independent scholar
  • Sajjad Nejatie,University of Toronto
  • Sajjad Nikfahm Khubravan
  • Peyman Nojoumian,University of Southern California
  • Austin O'Malley,University of Chicago
  • Michael O'Neal,Tel Aviv University
  • Sharaf Oshurbekov,York University,UK
  • Marie Ostby,University of Virginia
  • Arby Ovanessian, Theatre and Film Director
  • Nacim Pak-Shiraz,University of Edinburgh
  • Sepideh Parsapajouh,Université de Paris ouest Nanterre-La Défense
  • Shahrnush Parsipur, Novelist and Short-Story writer
  • Stefano Pellò,Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Annie Pfeifer,Yale University
  • Judith Pfeiffer,University of Oxford
  • Laurie Pierce,University of Chicago
  • Jaleh Pirnazar,University of California,Berkeley
  • Stephan Popp,Institute of Iranian Studies,Austrian Academy of Sciences,Vienna
  • Parvaneh Pourshariati, Ohio State University
  • Leila Pourtavaf, University of Toronto
  • Firoozeh Qandehari,University of Tehran
  • Sholeh Quinn,University of California Merced
  • Enrico G. Raffaelli,University of Toronto
  • F. Jamil Ragep,McGill University
  • Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan,Yale University
  • Saeed Rahnema, York University, Toronto
  • Svetlana Ravandi-Fadai,Institute of Oriental Studies,Moscow
  • Sam Razavi,Government of Canada
  • Golbarg Rekabtalaei,University of Toronto
  • Sajjad Rizvi,University of Exeter,UK
  • Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi,California State University,Fullerton
  • Shawhin Roudbari,University of California,Berkeley
  • Shay Rozen,University of Haifa
  • Julia Rubanovich. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Karin Ruehrdanz,Royal Ontario Museum and University of Toronto
  • Karen Ruffle,University of Toronto
  • Christine van Ruymbeke,University of Cambridge
  • Bardia Saadi-nejad,Independent scholar
  • Manya Saadi Nejad,Concordia University
  • Myriam Sabbaghi,University of Chicago
  • Farzan Sabet,Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,Geneva,
  • Farima Sadigh Mostowfi,Georgetown University
  • Pouneh Saeedi,University of Toronto
  • Mina Saidi,ENSAPLV
  • Shokoufeh Sakhi,York University,Toronto
  • Hadi Salehi Esfahani,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rivanne Sandler, University of Toronto
  • George Sanikidze, G. Tseretell Insit. of Oriental Studies of the Ilia State Univ. Republic of Georgia
  • Samar Saremi,University of Montreal
  • Behzad Sarmadi,University of Toronto
  • Houman Sarshar,Center of Iranian Jewish Oral History
  • Miklós Sárközy,Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Fateme Savadi,McGill University
  • Staci Gem Scheiwiller,California State University,Stanislaus
  • Kevin Schwartz,University of California,Berkeley
  • Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi,McGill University
  • Pardis Shafafi,University of St. Andrews
  • Seyed Gholamreza Shafiee-Sabet,McGill University
  • Pouyan Shahidi Marnani,McGill University
  • Sharareh Shahrokhi,Contra Costa College
  • Sholeh Shahrokhi,Butler University,Indianapolis
  • Kaveh Shahrooz,Independent Scholar
  • Abd al-Rasoul Shakeri,Shahid Beheshti University
  • Shaul Shaked, The Hebrew University of Jersualem
  • Abd al-Rasoul Shakeri, Shahid Beheshti University
  • Solmaz Shakerifard,McGill University
  • Alireza Shams, McGill University
  • Fatemeh Shams Esmaeili,Oxford University
  • Shahrzad Shams,University of Washington
  • Maryam Shariati,University of Texas at Austin
  • Sunil Sharma,Boston University
  • Farkhondeh Shayesteh,Yale University
  • Daniel Sheffield,Princeton
  • Khatereh Sheibani,York University,Toronto
  • Ameneh Shervin Emami,UCLA
  • Faegheh Shirazi,University of Texas
  • Alireza Shomali,Wheaton College
  • Margaret Shortle,Boston University and the Freie Universität,Berlin
  • Vered Shurany,Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Nahid Siamdoust,University of Oxford
  • Sussan Siavoshi,Trinity University
  • Roman Siebertz, University of Bonn
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ebrahim Soltani,Syracuse University
  • Abolala Soudavar,Independent scholar
  • Rosmary Stanfield-Johnson,University of Minnesota
  • Lior Sternfeld,University of Texas at Austin
  • Ilse Sturkenboom,Bamberg University,Germany
  • Maria Subtelny,University of Toronto
  • Yuko Suzuki,Centre national de la recherche scientifique
  • Kevin Schwartz, Roshan Inst. for Persian Studies, U. of Maryland
  • Edith Szanto,American University of Iraq,Sulaimani
  • Iván Szántó ,Eötvös Loránd University,Budapest,Hungary - Austrian Academy of Sciences,Vienna,Austria
  • Samine Tabatabaei,McGill University
  • Morad Tahbaz, Persian Wildlife Foundation
  • Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani,University of Toronto
  • Mona Tajali,Concordia University
  • Azadeh Tajpour,Harvard University
  • Kamran Talattof,University of Arizona
  • Shahla Talebi,Arizona State University
  • Azita Taleghani, University of Toronto
  • Eliza Tasbihi,Concordia University
  • Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi,University of Toronto
  • Nugzar Ter-Oganov,Tel Aviv University
  • Clement Therme,CADIS-EHESS
  • Alberto Tiburcio,McGill University
  • Orkideh Torabi,Azad University, Tenran
  • Mahdi Touraje, University of Western Ontario
  • Amirhossein Vafa,The University of Sheffield
  • Nader Vahabi,CADIS-EHESS Paris / CEDEM,Université de Liège,Belgique
  • Peyman Vahabzadeh,University of Victoria
  • Gholam R. Vatandoust,American University of Kuwait
  • Farzin Vejdani,Ryerson University
  • John Walbridge,Indiana University
  • Nicholas Walmsley,Indiana University Bloomington
  • Ryoko Watabe,University of Tokyo
  • Andreas Wilde, University of Bamburg
  • Alan Williams,University of Manchester
  • Patrick Wing,University of Redlands
  • John E. Woods,University of Chicago
  • Tomoko Yamagishi,Meiji University,Tokyo
  • Akihiko Yamaguchi,University of the Sacred Heart (Tokyo)
  • Ehsan Yarshater, Columbia University
  • Houra Yavari, Ency. Iranica
  • Mina Yazdani,Eastern Kentucky University
  • Mary Yoshinari,University of Toronto
  • Parisa Zahiremami,University of Toronto
  • Abdollah Zahiri,Seneca College
  • Rustin Zarkar,New York University
  • Mariam Zia,University of Sussex,U.K.
  • Donya Ziaee,York University,Toronto
  • Hanieh Ziaei,Ottawa University / Université Paris-Diderot