- June 19, 2009
- Roxanne Varzi, UCI anthropology associate professor, discusses dynamics of protesters in Iran
Tensions in Iran continue to rise in the wake of last week's highly disputed presidential
Roxanne Varzi, UCI anthropology associate professor, is an expert on post-revolution Iran, youth culture and media. In 2000, she was awarded the first Fulbright scholarship for research in Iran since the Iranian Revolution. She is the author of Warring Souls: Youth, Media, and Martyrdom in Post-Revolution Iran in which she provides an account of the beliefs and experiences of young, middle-class, urban Iranians, based on ethnographic research she conducted in Tehran between 1991 and 2000.
She recently spoke with New America Media on the dynamics of those who have turned out to protest the country's election.
Listen online at http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=86b3b329c765b4c11f1ae3305e08289e.