Roxanne Varzi was born in Tehran, Iran to an Iranian father and an American mother and moved to the US just after the Revolution. She is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine. She has a Ph.D. in Social Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University, she was the recipient of the first Fulbright for doctoral dissertation fieldwork to Iran since the Revolution, and the youngest Distinguished Senior Iranian Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, She has published in The Annals of Political and Social Science, Feminist Review, Public Culture, American Anthropologist, Eastern Art Report and the London Review of Books. She has been quoted in the LA Times, New York Times, Chronicle of Higher review among other media outlets. Her short stories have appeared in two anthologies of Iranian-American writing as well as The New York Press and in Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly for which she won a Short Story Award for Fiction. She is also a filmmaker (Plastic Flowers Never Die, 2009 Documentary Educational Resources) and a sound artist “Whole World Blind” at Publicbooks.org.
Her latest book, Last Scene Underground: An ethnographic novel of Iran won a 2016 Independent publishers gold medal award for fiction. Click here to purchase Last Scene Underground!
Dr. Roxanne Varzi will be in conversation with Shahrooz Shekaraubi. This is a taped event.
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