Rose Wellman is an anthropologist who specializes in Iran, the Middle East, and its diaspora. Her book, Feeding Iran: Shi’i Families and the Making of an Islamic Republic, draws from ethnographic research in Iran between 2007 and 2010 to explore how everyday family life and piety are linked to state power. Her work contributes to the study of kinship and relatedness, Islam, material religion, food, and nation-making. Wellman is currently conducting research on Arab Americans in metro Detroit, focusing on the regions vibrant Shi’i Iraqi community.
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The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a massive popular revolution against the American-supported government of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (a monarch). It had dramatic ... More