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I take pride in the fact that I begun my higher education in sociology/cultural anthroplogy and remained consistently within the discpline of social sciences while maintaining diverse interests. My research interests begin with the mundane affairs of everyday life and end up in most weird and lesser explored corners of existence. So be aware of the maddness before coming closer.

My work concentrates on questions of subjectivity, violence, materiality and print culture. However, I maintain an academic interest in sexuality, digital presence and gender studies. I explored the question of materiality of guns and bodies while studying militancy and militants in Lebanon. Currently, I am tracing the pleasures of violence and the convergence of the subjectivity of authors and readers within propaganda materials and state sanctioned memoirs.

My theoretical interests are influenced by post-structuralism, critical theory and storytelling. Therfeore, I designed and organize the Summer School in 'hands-on anthroplogy and storytelling'. You can find more information about it here https://handsonanthropology.org/ and Stories from Amsterdam.

 

Ancillary activities

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Ancillary activities are updated daily

Teaching

At the moment I teach:

  • Theorectical Orientation on Mobility, Diversity and Development PART ONE
  • Field Research Design
  • Ethnographic writing and master thesis writings
  • Hands-on Anthropology and Ethnography (Summer School)

Prizes and Awards

  • Nomination for Teacher Talent Prize 2016-2017, FSW, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Petrer Beahr Prize for Best Research proposal 2017

Ancillary activities

Book Review Editor for Journal of Perpetarator Studies

Book Review Editor for Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Delhi School of Economics

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences
  • conflict ethnography
  • cultural anthropology
  • Embodiment theory
  • memory studies
  • subjectivity and violence
  • sexuality
  • storytelling
  • Islam
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Afghanistan
  • Millitancy
  • radicalization
  • Political Violence
  • Material Culture

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Iran Social Sciences
anthropology Social Sciences
political consciousness Social Sciences
Iraq Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
photography Social Sciences
weapon Social Sciences
contingency Social Sciences

Research Output 2015 2018

refugee
Homelands
corporeality
phenomenology
anthropology
Open Access
learning
apprenticeship
follower
Murshid
Sufi
political consciousness
Iraq
Iran
emotion
history

Enchanted by the AK-47: contingency of body and the weapon among Hezbollah militants

Saramifar, Y. 1 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Material Culture . 23, 1, p. 83-99 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

weapon
contingency
propaganda
humor
semiotics

Airplane Reading edited by Christopher Schaberg and Mark Yakich

Saramifar, Y. 2017 In : Transfer. 7, 1, p. 151-152

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Air
Airports
Curiosity
Ontology
Object-oriented