PhD candidate / Guest
Roozbeh Seyedi is a PhD student at the Institute for Area Studies.
Cultural Education and the Politics of Everyday Life from the 1960s to1980s Iran: A Case of Kānun-e Parvareš-e Fekri-e Kudakān Va Nowjavānān
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nira Wickramasinghe, Dr. Cristiana Strava, Prof. Cyrus Schayegh
I am writing a history of Kānun-e Parvareš-e Fekri-e Kudakān Va Nowjavānān’s (The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, 1965) in the broader frame of pedagogical and developmental plans during the Cold War in Iran. The purpose of my research is to rethink the state-society relation by mapping out sites of intimate interaction between various actors (librarians, children and objects) that created transfer points of power. My central question is how a common concern to provide children and young adults with productive leisure time led to a reordering of children’s everyday life and created new ways of being. To answer this I focus on the transnational network of ideas and commodities that facilitated Kanun’s establishment and function, and most importantly, on the ways in which the librarians interacted with children in the microscale of Kanun’s centers.
2019 M.A (cum laude), Leiden University, Arts and Culture, research track
2015 M.F.A Tehran University of Art
2012 B.A. University of Tehran, Architecture
Grants and Awards:
2020 Soudavar Memorial Foundation Grant
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