Juggling Revolutionaries: Making History with Theatre in Modern Iran


Friday, October 26, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


Barker Center, Rm 133, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Persian and Persianate Studies Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center present

Sheida DayaniIranian theatre troupe
Preceptor in Persian, NELC, Harvard University


Sheida Dayani is the Preceptor in Persian at Harvard University, where she teaches Persian language and modern literature. Her PhD dissertation, completed at the department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU, examines the transition of Iranian drama from indigenous theatre to European-style playwriting in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and explains its role in transforming the society before, during, and after the Constitutional Revolution. Sheida is a published poet in Persian and English.

More about the Mahindra Seminar on Persian and Persianate Studies.

Sponsor: Mahindra Humanities Center
Contact: Professor Justine K. Landau