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ICE Alumni Profiles > Roozbeh Shirazi

Roozbeh Shirazi

TC degree, program and concentration: Ph.D., CIE/Political Science

Geographical focus: Jordan, Iran, Middle East.

Advisors: Ofelia Garcia and Charles Tilly

Previous graduate school experience: M.A. in CIE from Teachers College

Research and scholarly interests:Educational Issues in the Middle East; Political Identity Formation; Politicization of Humanitarian Assistance; Diaspora Communities; Participatory Politics; Schools as Public Space; Contemporary Iranian Politics; Political Reform in the Middle East; Social Movements; Immigration and Education.

Recent presentations/publications:

Shirazi, R. (2007).  The pen, sword, and blindfold: US support for Islamic Education in Afghanistan from World War II to Post-Taliban Reconstruction.  The New Centennial Review Volume 7, Issue 2. Michigan State University Press. (forthcoming)

Shirazi, R.  (2007). Chapter 4-Afghanistan in Gupta, A. Ed. “Going to School in South Asia: The Global School Room”, Volume 4 in Semel, S. and Sadovnik, A. Eds. Schooling Around the World Series. Greenwood Press.

Shirazi, R. & Mossayeb, S. (2006). Education and emigration: the case of the Iranian-American community. Current Issues in Comparative Education: 9:1. http://www.tc.columbia.edu/cice

Shirazi, R. (2006, March). Pluralism of Identities, Exclusion, or National Unity? A Comparison of Muslim Communities and State Education in France and Germany. Conference Paper. Steinhardt School of Education. New York University. New York, NY.  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/international/states/shirazi.pdf

Presentations

Shirazi, R. (2007, April).Going to School In South Asia: The Global School Room. Ed. Amita Gupta. Greenwood Press. 2007. Book Talk. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York.

Shirazi, R. (2006, December). Education and emigration: The case of the Iranian-American Community.  Invited Presentation on article in issue dedicated to immigration and education. Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE): Journal Launch for Volume 9, Issue 1. Teachers College, Columbia University New York.

Shirazi, R. (2005, October). Islamic Education in Afghanistan: Revisiting America’s Role. Paper Presented at the 29eme Colloque International de l’AFEC: Éducation, Religion, Laicité. Association Francophone d’Éducation Comparée (AFEC).  Paris, France.

Shirazi, R. (2005, March). Iranians and the Persian Speaking Community in New York: A Socio-Linguistic Survey. Paper Presented at the 2nd Annual Conference on the Iranian Diaspora organized by Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) at College Park, MD.

Awards/grants: Spencer Dissertation Research Training Grant (2007-2008); Teachers College OPR Fellowship (2007-2008); Teachers College Minority Scholarship (2005-2006); Elihu Rose Fellowship (2004-2005).

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