Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

The Fall Semester is a time of renewal, opportunity, and inspiration. We are thrilled to welcome you back to the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies for another exciting year at UNC. Whether you’re returning from a break or stepping into our campus for the first time, we are excited to embark on this academic journey together. From engaging lectures to inspiring meet-and-greet events, this semester at our center is brimming with opportunities to collaborate and make lasting memories. We encourage you to engage with the rich tapestry of knowledge and perspectives that is available to you at the Center and make the most of this semester.

Wishing you all a fantastic Fall Semester filled with growth, learning, and unforgettable moments.

With Gratitude,

Claudia Yaghoobi, کلودیا یعقوبی Ph.D. (she/her)

DirectorCenter for the Middle East and Islamic Studies and NC Middle East Consortium

ChairPersian Studies Advisory Committee

ProfessorDepartment of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Monographs: Transnational Culture (Edinburgh UP, 2023) Temporary Marriage in Iran (Cambridge UP 2020) Subjectivity in ‘Attar (Purdue UP 2017) Fardiat dar Attar (Mehri Publications 2021) Edited Volume: The #MeToo Movement in Iran (IB Tauris, 2023)

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