The Neda Nobari Dissertation Award is granted biennially by the Assocation of Iranian Studies on behalf of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University to the author of an exceptional Ph.D. dissertation (completed within the last three years of the nomination) that investigates topics connected to the global Iranian diaspora. Dissertations written in languages other than English are accepted if they are accompanied by a condensed translation of chapters into English. This award is established in honor of SF State Alumna and Philanthropist Neda Nobari, whose generous gift established the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University in 2017. Ms. Nobari's vision to support new research and scholarship about the global Iranian diaspora is critical to expanding our understanding of transnational experiences and to developing interdisciplinary approaches to this emerging field. AIS is now calling for nominations for dissertations completed in Spring 2020-Fall 2021. The first Neda Nobari Dissertation Award will be presented at the thirteenth AIS Biennial Conference, August 2022 in Salamanca, Spain.
Deadline: February 15, 2022
2022 Award Committee
Manijeh Moradian (Chair)
- Awardee: Amir Sayadabdi, Food and identity: The Iranian Diaspora in New Zealand
- Honorable Mention: Dr. Nazli Akhtari, University of Toronto