Tawasil, Amina U. (aut2101)

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Tawasil, Amina
International & Transcultural Studies

375B GDodge

Office Hours:
Mondays, 5:00 - 7:00pm (Walk-In) By Appointment (email): Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Scholarly Interests

Specific to Middle East: women’s mobility; women’s Islamic education; gender

General Interests: notions of SLOW work; apprenticeship as education; labor migration; mass incarceration; human traffic

Educational Background

B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University; Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Middle East & North African Studies & Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2013-2015. 

Selected Publications

Academic Publications

Reading as Practice: The Howzevi (Seminarian) Women in Iran and Clair de Lune, Anthropology and Education Quarterly (in-review)

Towards the Ideal Revolutionary Shi'i Woman: The Howzevi (Seminarian), the Requisites of Marriage and Islamic Education in Iran, Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 13(2015)

The Howzevi (Seminarian) Women in Iran: Constituting and Reconstituting Paths. Dissertation Abstract, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 11(2). July 2015.

Web-based Publications:

Contextualizing Exclusion: Lessons from Kambis, Allegra Lab: Anthropology, Law, Art, World. September 16, 2015.

Buses in South and North Tehran: Education and Schooling, Allegra Lab: Anthropology, Law, Art, World. August 12, 2015.

Measuring Up: Where Has the ‘I’ Gone in My Writing?, Anthropology News. October 2014.

Islamic Education and the Howzevi (Seminarian) Women of Pirouzi-Tehran, Anthropology News. June 2013.

On the Edge of Protest in Tehran: Discontinuing, Shifting Boundaries, Anthropology News. January 2013.

Down on Vali Asr: Encounters with Tehran's Street Children, PBS Frontline Tehran Bureau. May 2012.


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