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Negar Razavi

Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2022), Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Negar Razavi is a political anthropologist whose work focuses on national security, expertise, gender, race, humanitarianism, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic research in DC, her research specifically examines the role of policy experts and think tanks in shaping U.S. security policies towards Iran and Egypt. Razavi has published her research in Critical Studies on Security and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, as well as more publicly-oriented media such as GenderAvenger, Jadaliyya, the Message, and the Middle East Report. Prior to joining the Kaplan Institute, Razavi was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at William and Mary.

Listen to this recent interview with her on The Iran Podcast:

Washington’s Problem of Iran Expertise

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