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2022 Faculty Election

Claudia Yaghoobi

Running for: Division 4. Social Sciences: Faculty Council, Tenured
  • Roshan Associate Professor of Persian Studies
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Appointed: 2016
  • PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2013
  • Candidate Website
UNC Service

Member of Advisory Board, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, 2021-2024
Member of Fellows Selection Committee, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, 2021-2024
Member, Ferdowsi Tusi Millennium Memorial Endowment Persian Literature and Culture Graduate Paper Award Committee, 2018-
Member, Executive Committee, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, 2017-2018 and 2021-2022
Member, FLAS Review Committee, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, 2017-18 and 2021-2022
Member, UNC Advisory Committee for the Center for the Middle East and Islamic Studies, 2019-2022

Candidate Statement

My teaching and research focus on underrepresented populations, and my service is informed by working towards action, founded on the qualities of equitability, justness, awareness of structural biases, and resilience. I strive to be understanding of historical and intergenerational hardships, as well as the personal and individual challenges of those around me. My goal is to be a facilitator, who looks beyond a system of gains and losses forward to teamwork across differences. My mission vision is a legacy of love, compassion, and service. Recognizing the disparities in higher education has prompted me to be attuned to the discourses around equity. It has also prompted me to take into account the lived experiences and mental, emotional, and somatic responses of minoritized populations to engage in the opening “gates”.

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