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Azar Masoumi

Faculty Research Fellow

Azar Masoumi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from York University. Azar studies state controlled refugee protection (particularly in relation to gender-based and queer refugees) as well as the interface between historical change, alternative historiographies and embodied memory.

With her colleague Ronak Ghorbani (York University), Azar is creating an online Oral History archive on memories of the 1979 Iranian revolution (funded by a Carleton University-SSHRC Knowledge Mobilization Exchange Grant). This archive, titled Enghelab Shod [Farsi for “The Revolution Happened”] emphasizes embodied and affective dimensions of memory and aims to understand the Iranian revolution from the perspective of folks who lived through it.