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Ava Ansari

About this Interview

Ava Ansari shared her story with Camron Michael Amin, Tina Neslon and Muhammad Ali Mojaradi on March 15th, 2017 in the Journalism and Media Production Studio at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  She discusses her life as a "transmedia poet" and "transcultural curator" of art in Dubai and the United States, as well as her experiences in the Detroit Metro area as "third wave" Iranian American immigrant. 

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Books & Peer-Reviewed Articles

Alinejad, Donya. "Locating Home in a "Digital Age": An Ethnographic Case Study of Second-Generation Iranian Americans in LA and their use of Internet Media." Iranian Studies 46, no. 1 (2013): 95-113.

Nazari, Hossein and Fateme Nazari. "Toward Strategic Auto-Orientalism in Iranian American Self-Narrative: A Critique of Jasmin Darznik’s the Good Daughter." Frontiers (Boulder) 43, no. 3 (2022): 63-88.

Moghadam, Amin. "The Making of a Cosmo-Nationalistic Trajectory: Iranian Cultural Entrepreneurs in Tehran and Dubai." Journal of Arabian Studies 11, no. 2 (2021): 243-261.

Sreberny-Mohammadi, Leili. "The Emergence of an Auction Category: Iranian Art at Christie’s Dubai, 2006–2016." Arts (Basel) 10, no. 2 (2021): 35 (start page - 15 pages).