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Kamran S Aghaie

Associate Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 475 6400

Professor Aghaie studies modern Iranian history, Middle Eastern history and Islamic rituals. He is author of "The Martyrs of Karbala: Shi'i Symbols and Rituals in Modern Iran," which explores patterns of change in Shi'i symbols and rituals over the past two centuries, revealing how modernization has influenced the societal, political and religious culture of Iran.


Islamic studies; Shi''''ism; modern Iranian history and modern Middle Eastern history; world history; historiography; religious studies; nationalism; gender studies and economic history

"The Women of Karbala: The Gender Dynamics of Ritual Performances and Symbolic Discourses of Modern Shi'i Islam"