Naghmeh Sohrabi awarded the competitive Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Naghmeh Sohrabi
Naghmeh Sohrabi
Naghmeh Sohrabi, the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and associate director for research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, was awarded the competitive Mellon New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship is awarded to exceptional mid-career faculty in the humanities and social sciences for training in subjects outside their specialization. This year, the Mellon New Directions was given to only 10 faculty nationally.
Sohrabi will use the fellowship to receive training in cultural anthropology and ethnographic research methods for her new book project about the 1979 Iranian revolution. Her book aims to capture the experience of the revolution by weaving into the existing historical arc the experience of a wide array of political actors and ordinary people who were living in Iran in the years leading up to the revolution.  As a New Directions fellow, Sohrabi will be receiving training and conducting research at The Sorbonne, University of Oxford and Iran.

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