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2020      
April 20
Los Angeles, CA
Film screening "Tehran Tourist", UCLA Persian Bilingual Series. More info TBA
       
2019      
August 26
Krakow, Poland
“Henry Corbin: A Philosopher in Tehran” The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (I U A E S), Jagiellonian University
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August 21
Berlin, Germany
Play reading and workshop of "Splinters of a Careless Alphabet" at Hopscotch Reading Room
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July 24
Online
Act One to The End: Ask the Ayatollah, a One-Act Play with Henry Corbin in Soundproof Room, Journal of Comparative and Continental Philosophy
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July 11
Online
Finding Home, Special Edition on Moon landing Anniversary, Journal of Humanistic Anthropology
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2018
November 15
San Jose, CA
Play Reading of "Splinters of a Careless Alphabet", Hosted by the Society of Visual Anthropology
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November 7
Irvine, CA
Film screening "Tehran Tourist", UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture
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November 5
Online
Interview in CaMP Anthropology
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September 26
Online
"Hijacking the Elevator", Cultural Anthropology
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July 7
Online
Nicht hier und nicht dort, Le Monde diplomatique
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June 5
Online
"The Knot in the Wood: The Call to Multimodal Anthropology", American Anthropologist
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March 29
Santa Ana, CA
Hybridity as Resistance: Storytelling Through diverse Arts, Sponsored by Poets and Writers and Hosted by LibroMobile
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January 12
San Diego, CA
Digital Persianate at UCSD
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January 8
Online
Trump and the Protesters From Iran to Orange County, Counterpunch
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2017
October 5
Washington, DC
A Conversation with the Aftab Committee at the Latela Gallery
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Washington, DC
Visiting Professor at UCDC
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August
Miami FL and Online
Miami Independent Film Festival, (MINDIE)
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June 3
San Pedro CA
Salton Sublime, Audiovisual installation at Soundpedro
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April 25
Irvine, CA
In Conversation with Peter Sellars regarding Last Scene Underground
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April 22
Los Angeles, CA
book signing at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, Farhang Foundation's Booth, from 2-4pm
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April 5-9
Sacramento, CA
Keynote Speaker, Festival of the Arts 2017: Cal State University, Sacramento
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March 30-April 1
Palo Alto, CA
Annual AES Conference: "Exposure", Stanford University
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March 17 &18
Philadelphia, PA
Salton Sublime Audiovisual installation, Off-Screen Festival, University of Pennsylvania
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March 17 &18
Philadelphia, PA
CameraPenn Media Festival, University of Pennsylvania
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March 9
Online
"Bin ich eine Immigrantin?" GERMAN EDITION OF Le Monde diplomatique
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February 21
Online "Am I an Immigrant?", LRB Blog info
February 5, 12
Berlin, Germany
Salton Sublime, 2017. Audiovisual installation at Ohrenhoch Gallery
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2016
December 7
Online
FUZUL,The Future of Iranian Theatre, Curative Archive
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October 23
Online
Review of Last Scene Underground on qantara.de
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October 21
San Jose, CA
Pannelist on "Engaging Iran" conference
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August 24
New York, NY
Book Reading and Signing at the Book Culture Book Store
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April 14
San Diego, CA
Book Reading and Signing at the New Writing Series, UC San Diego
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June 20
Seattle, WA
Book Reading and Signing at the Elliot Bay Book Company
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January
online
Biographical Essay: Persia is my Heart, bookscombined.com,
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January
Palo Alto, CA
Last Scene Underground: An Ethnographic Novel of Iran, Stanford University Press
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2015
December 15
Detroit, MI
Book Reading, Pages Bookshop
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November 18-22
Denver, CO
American Anthropology Association conference, Denver Convention Center
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November 21-24
Denver, CO
Middle East Studies Association conference, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, talk on TUE NOV 24 @ 11 am
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July 22
Los Angeles, CA
"Iran nuclear deal offers flicker of hope to Persians in Southern California", Los Angeles Times, Interview for the article.
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June
online
“Fictive Truths” Aeon Magazine of Ideas and Culture
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Spring
Irvine, CA
“Anthropology in Transit” Graduate conference, discussant, UC, Irvine
May
Santa Barbara, CA
MRG Working Group on Religion in Public Sphere, UCHRI 2015: UC, Santa Barbara
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2014
November 25
online
Impolite Conversations, meta-ethno-non/fictional representation of the conversations; an online web series by John Jackson Jr. and Cora Daniels
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October 13
online
“Ethnographic Fiction: The Space Between” Savage Minds, Anthropology blog
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October 28
Bloomberg News
Filmmakers clash as Rouhani’s agenda leaves Iranians divided - by Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg News, quoted from interview with author
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October
Stockholm, Sweden
“Keeping it Reel: ‘Reality’s’ Role in the Production and Reception of
Independent Iranian Cinema,” Film International Volume 12 no. 3
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October
Davis, CA
MRG Working Group on Religion in Public Sphere, UCHRI 2014, UC, DAVIS
September
online
“Pictura Poesis...” Off Screen, Volume 18, Issue 9
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April 25
Boulder, CO
Anthropology Conference & paper presentation:“Intimacies of War,” University of Colorado
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March 19-20
Paris, France
ANTHROPOLOGIES NUMÉRIQUES / 2ND EDITION, Le Cube
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March 2
Philadelphia, PA
Media Festival, CAMRA AT PENN
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February 22
La Jolla, CA
Performing Iran Conference, University of California, San Diego
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January 30
Irvine, CA
"Being Undisciplined: What Are the Stakes of Interdisciplinary Work Today?" panelist, Department of History, UCI,
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2013
October 26
New York, NY
Conference: "Iran:Art and Discourse", Asia Society
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October 18-24
Los Angeles, CA
Noor Iranian Film Festival. Screening "Plastic Flowers Never Die"
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Spring
New York/Oxford
"Facing the Future: The Artistic and Diasporic Afterlife of the Iran-Iraq War", Anthropology of the Middle East, Volume 8, Number 1, pp. 40-62(23)
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April 8
online
Public Books website. Sound installation of "Whole World Blind"
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April 11
New Haven, CT
Yale U. Lecture and Screening "Plastic Flowers Never Die"
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February 8
Philadelphia, PA
from tehran to tahrir public space redefined, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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2012
November 26
Vienna, Austria
ROXANNE VARZI: THE FRENCH CONNECTION: HENRY CORBIN AND IRAN, ISLAM , PHILOSOPHY, AND REVOLUTION
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Fall
Vienna, Austria
Reseearch Fellow at IFK, University of Vienna
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November
San Francisco, CA
The Whole World Blind, Ethnographic Terminalia at SOMArts, in collaboration with American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2012
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December
Caserta
INTIMATE LENS ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL
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October
Australia
Iranian Film Festival Australia
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January 25
online 9:30 PM PST
‘Ear Meal’ with guest Roxanne Varzi at Soundwalk and other projects
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2011
December 16
Berlin, Germany
Sound performance and Talk @ Project Uqbar
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December 16-17
Berlin, Germany
Conference: Cinema in Iran, ICI Berlin
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October 13
PBS SoCal
Panelist on "Women, War & Peace" at the Center for Living Peace; 7pm
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October 1
Long Beach, CA
Sound Walk 2011, 5–10 pm, 4th St, Linden Ave, 1st St, and Elm Ave
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September 25
Los Angeles, CA
2pm: Speaker at USC's "An Afternoon with Iranian Animator Noureddin ZarrinKelk"
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September 13-14
Milton Keynes, UK
Visual Methods conference, The Open University, Berrill Theatre Tuesday 17:45 Library seminar room 1 Wednesday 15:20
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September
The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol. 637 No. 1 pp53-63; Iran’s French Revolution: Religion, Philosophy, and Crowds
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June 6
Heidelberg, Germany
The Martyrdom Mystique:The Iran-Iraq War and its Artistic Afterlife, RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG
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2010
September 18-19
San Francisco, CA
Film Screening of "Plastic Flowers Never Die", Iranian International Film Festival at the San Francisco Art Institute
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August
New York, NY
Film Screening: "Plastic Flowers Never Die", Screening NewFilmaker’s @ Anthology Film Archives
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June
Los Angeles, CA
Plenary Talk, Document: Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles, Fowler Museum, UCLA
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May
Chennai, India
Film Screening: "Plastic Flowers Never Die", Screening Third Women's Film Festival
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April
Austin, TX
“Portraits,” Rethinking Iranian Nationalisms Conference, University of Texas
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April
Irvine, CA
Film Screening: "Plastic Flowers Never Die", Screening Film and Media Center, UCI
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March
Los Angeles, CA
“Reel Life: Experiments in Ethnographic Film-making,” Anthropology working group Culture, Power, and Social Change UCLA
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March
Miami, FL
Film Screening: "Plastic Flowers Never Die", Screening, 5th Annual Women's International Film & Arts Festival
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February
Los Angeles, CA
Radio Show: KCRW To the Point: The Anniversary of Iranian Revolution
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2009
October 22-25
Belgrade, Serbia
International Festival of Ethnological Film
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October 15-24
Mexico City, Mexico
4th International Documentary Film Festival
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September 22-30
Beirut, Lebanon
DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival
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September 9
Edinburgh, Scotland
Keynote Address: "Martyrdom in Post-Revolutionary Iran" as part of the RETHINKING JIHAD CONFERENCE
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August 17
Irvine, CA
Storytelling in Tehran, Featured Profile on University Website
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June 26
Brazil
Epoca weekly magazineagazine: Interview for article on Iran
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June 21
New York, NY
New York Times, Interview: News analysis by NEIL MacFARQUHAR
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June 19
San Francisco, CA
New American Media, interview: Rection to the Iranain election
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February 11
San Francisco, CA
KALW 91.7, Interview with Sandip Roy on "Your Call"
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January 30
San Francisco,CA
"New America Now" Podcast
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2008
November 22
Washington, DC
Middle East Studies Association (MESA) FilmFest 2008
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November 21
San Francisco, CA
Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film, Video and Interactive Media Festival
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October 23
Orange, CA
Film Screening and Discussion at Chapman University
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July 31
London, UK
Review of "Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit" by Gillian Whitlock, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS, Vol. 30, No. 15
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July 23
Berlin, Germany
Film Screening and Discussion at Project Uqbar
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July 9
Berlin, Germany
'Hanna Arendt in Tehran: Performing the Middle East in Berlin’, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
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June 12
Boston, MA
Film Screening at the Boston International Film Festival
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May 28
Frankfurt, Germany
Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Research Group Transnationalism and Critical Ethnography
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May 26-27
Cairo, Egypt
American University in Cairo, Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women's Studies (IGWS): Workshop
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April 19
London, UK
Plenary Speaker, The Cinema of Rakshan Bani-Etemad, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
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January 24
Los Angeles, CA
Film Screening in the NewFilmmaker Series LA, at the Museum ofArchitecture and Design
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January 16
Berlin, Germany
Film Screening and discussion at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung
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2007
October 30
Claremont, CA
“Ethnography to Film,” Film screening and post-film Colloquium, Anthropology Department
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October 15
Palo Alto , CA
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Lecture Series, Stanford University
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June & July
Lund, Sweden
University of California and University of Lund Joint Summer School
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May 17
Chicago, IL
Northwestern University- Symposium on Media in the Arab World
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March 26
Philadelphia, PA
“Mosques and Museums,” Anthropology Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania
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March 5
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College-Colloquim
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2006
September 20
New York, NY
The New School for Social Research-Colloquium
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September 15
New York, NY
Jonathan Shorr Gallery-"ArteEaste Book Reading"
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September 13
Binghamton, NY
SUNY Binghamton-Colloquium
September 2
Chicago, IL
Stop Smiling Online Magazine-Interview in Two Parts
Part1 , Part2
August 7
Seatle, WA
TVW.ORG- Author's Hour
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August 23
Irvine, CA
MSNBC TV-The Most with Alison Stewart-Interview
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August 30
Orange County, CA
OC Register-Interview
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July
Laguna Hills, CA
Payam-e-Ashena Persian Community Journal, No 209-Interview
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July 25
Seatle, WA
Elliot Bay Book Company- Reading from Warring Souls
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July 24
Seatle, WA
KUOW-Weekday with Steve Scher
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July 18
San Francisco, CA
Cody's Books - Reading from Warring Souls
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July 17
San Francisco, CA
Intersection for the Arts-Book Party for Let Me Tell You Where I Have Been
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July 10
Durham, NC
WUNC-"The Story" - Interview
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July 9
Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Art Center sponsored by the Levantine Center-Reading from Warring Souls
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July 4
Palm Springs, CA
Time Warner Cable TV10 - "Conversations with Gloria Greer"
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July 2
Los Angeles, CA
KIRN- "A night of Insights"- Interview
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June 29
San Francisco, CA
KQED-"The Forum"- Interview with authors from Let ...
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June 19
Chicago, IL
WBEZ-"Worldview" - Interview
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June 18
Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills Public Library-Reading from Let Me Tell You Where I Have Been, sponsored by the Levantine Center
June 17
Palm Springs, CA
PepperTree Bookstore- Reading from Warring Souls
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June 15
Inland Southern CA
Press Enterprise-Article
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June 9
Costa Mesa, CA
Book Soup- Reading from Warring Souls
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June 8
Los Angeles, CA
KPFK-Radio Intifada-interview
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May 23
Irvine, CA
University of California, Irvine- Book Launch for Warring Souls
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