Alborz Ghandehari is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies. His research centers social movements in Iran and Southwest Asia/North Africa (the Middle East), as well as movements in the region’s diasporas. His forthcoming book, Post/Revolutionary Conditions: Renewed Visions of the Iranian Freedom Struggle brings together oral histories among grassroots organizers across Iran’s contemporary labor, feminist, and student, movements with resistance literature and art, to explore the struggle for freedom in Iran and its solidarities with working-class and oppressed people's movements worldwide. A second research area for Dr. Ghandehari centers around migrant justice struggles transnationally. Some of his publications appear in Social IdentitiesJournal of Middle East Women’s StudiesCritical Ethnic Studies JournalFrontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesJadaliyya, and In These TimesAlborz is also the Instructional Coordinator of the Diversity Scholars program, a cohort program to support first-generation college students and students of color at the University of Utah.


  • BFA, Acting, Carnegie Mellon University
  • PhD, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego

Research Summary

Articles| "The Roots of Uprooting: Migrant Oral History and Internationalist Solidarity." 8/2022, in Social Identities.|"Feminist Historical Writing in Postrevolutionary Iran." 7/2020. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.| “Gender Politics in Iran and the Last Forty Years." 6/2020, Frontiers.| “Struggle and the Politics of Translation: MLK, Khayyam, and the Persian Translation of Intersectionality.” Critical Ethnic Studies. Spring 2017.|