Nahid Siamdoust

Nahid Siamdoust

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Anthropology of Religion
Women’s Studies in Religion Program Research Associate 2020-21, Harvard Divinity School
N. Siamdoust
Nahid Siamdoust comes to Harvard from Yale, where she was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Council on Middle East Studies in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Next year she will be joining the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Siamdoust received her doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she graduated in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at St. Antony’s College. Her book, Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran was published in 2017 by Stanford University Press. Dr. Siamdoust is an anthropologist and media scholar whose work concentrates on the intersection between politics, culture and media in Iran and the wider Middle East, with a focus on questions of cultural mediation, political power and social movements. In Spring 2021 she will be teaching HDS 3076: Meditations on the Divine: Gender, Islam & Representation in the Modern Middle East. Her WSRP Project is “Women Singing: The Regulation of Solo Female Vocals in Iran’s Hypermediated Public Sphere.”

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