Hi there, I'm Ida!
I am a Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. I received my Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University in 2020.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, I work on Iranian diasporic communities in the context of histories of race and empire in the United States. My interdisciplinary research interests are at the intersection of transnational American studies, visual culture studies, and diplomatic history.
At Harvard, I teach courses in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights on social movements, the history of racial formation in the United States, and U.S. media representations of the Middle East. I've also taught at Northwestern and Brown Universities.
Outside of research and teaching, I consult for organizations working towards social justice and equity alongside their other objectives.
When I am not working, I enjoy reading contemporary fiction, rock climbing, running, and (of course) writing tiny driver.
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