Sima Shakhsari

Sima Shakhsari

Associate professor in Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies

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Sima Shakhsari is an associate professor in Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies at the University of Minnesota, and holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University
  • MA: Anthropology, Stanford University
  • M.A.: Women’s Studies, San Francisco State University
  • B.S.: Physiology, San Francisco State University

Specialties

  • Transnational Feminist Theory and Practice
  • Transnational Queer Theory and Sexuality Studies
  • Diasporas
  • Necropolitics
  • Neoliberalism
  • Governmentality
  • Social Media
  • Refugee Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Political Anthropology
  • Cultural and Social Anthropology

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  • Anthropology, Sociology, Gender Studies Book Review Editor, International Journal of Middle East Studies

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Awards

  • Fatema Mernissi Book Award, Honorable Mention, Middle East Studies Association
  • Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wolfe Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2015 – 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship. GWS Department, University of Houston, 2010 – 2012
  • Breaking the Silence Award, Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
  • Outstanding Teaching and Dedication Award, Center for Educational Innovation
  • Imagine Funds, Faculty Research Award, UMN
  • Imagine Funds, Special Events Award, UMN

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