Iran Colloquium: Revolution of Things: Materiality, Absence, and Transcendence in Tehran

Event time: 
Monday, October 16, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Kusha Sefat is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Tehran. His work has been published in English and Persian – it brings Science and Technology Studies and, interrelatedly, the new materialism to bear on political, cultural, and environmental sociology with an emphasis on the global south. In his recently published book, titled Revolution of Things: The Islamism and Post-Islamism of Objects in Tehran (Princeton University Press 2023), Kusha rethinks the place of materiality and language in politics by reconstructing the political history of revolutionary Iran at the intersection of everyday objects and words. Kusha sits on the editorial board of Cultural Sociology and is the founder of the political ecology cluster at the University of Tehran.

Kusha Sefat, University of Tehran