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Soheila Amirsoleimani

Muslim Americans topic of April 28 Global Series lecture

  • April 2, 2009
  • MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Daniel, CLASS Publicist, (510) 885-3183; diane.daniel@csueastbay.edu

"Hyphenated Lives: Muslim Americans in the United States" will be covered by Soheila Amirsoleimani in an April 28 lecture at California State University, East Bay – part of the year-long Global Knowledge Series looking at Afghanistan and Iran.

The free presentation by the associate professor of Persian at the University of Utah will be from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Biella Room of the University Library, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward.

Amirsoleimani specializes in medieval Perso-Islamic history and classical Persian literature. Her articles on various Persian texts have appeared in Islamic and Iranian studies journals in the United States and Europe.  

The CSUEB series by the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences began in the fall with the exhibit, "Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul," at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, combined with the collaborative conference, "Recovering Afghanistan's Past: Cultural Heritage in Context," at the University of California campus in Berkeley. They were followed by the panel discussion, "The Future of Afghanistan's Past: Valuing Cultural Heritage," also at the Asian Art Museum, and an early-April lecture on literature and ethnic Americans.

The year-long focus on Afghanistan and Iran will conclude Oct. 23-24 with the conference - "In the World, At Home: A Conference on Afghan and Iranian Diaspora Cultures and Communities in the Bay Area," on the Hayward Campus of Cal State East Bay. Additional information on the conference and other events in the series is available at class.csueastbay.edu/Global_Knowledge.php.

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