Associate Professor Pedram Khosronejad

Associate Professor Pedram Khosronejad

Visiting Professor,
Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences

Biography

I am of Iranian origin, and began my studies in Tehran before moving to France to pursue a Ph.D. in social anthropology. My area of research is Iran, Persianate societies, and the Middle East more generally. In my doctoral fieldwork and also in subsequent fieldwork journeys, I have been mostly concerned with an ethnographic understanding of death and dying among a group of traditional pastoral nomads in the Southwest of Iran, called the Bakhtiari. In my doctoral thesis I explored themes closely related to the material and visual culture of death, namely, through an analysis of objects, artefacts and especially, tombstones, as well as the techniques implied in their creation and manipulation among the Bakhtiari. My research has been further motivated by an interest in visual piety, devotional artefacts, and religious material culture in contemporary Iran and the Middle East more broadly. I am particularly interested in understandings of memory, loss, and death, and their relation to material landscapes and visual representations.

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Qualifications

  • PhD School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

Interests

  • Socio-Cultural and Visual Anthropology
  • The Anthropology of Death and Dying

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences

Contact

Email: P.Khosronejad@westernsydney.edu.au
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Publications

Books

  • Khosronejad, P. (2018), 'The Royal Lens: Naser al-Din Shah's Photography of his Harem', : Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program at Oklahoma State University 9780999480120.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2018), 'Qajar Shiite Material Culture: From the Court of Naser al-Din Shah to Popular Religious Paintings', : Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program, Oklahoma State University 9780999480113.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2017), 'Qajar African Nannies: African Slaves and Aristocratic Babies', : Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program at Oklahoma State University 9780999480106.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2015), 'Untold Stories: The Socio-Cultural Life of Images in Qajar Era Iran', : LIT Verlag 9783643906076.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2015), 'Women's Rituals and Ceremonies in Shiite Iran and Muslim Communities: Methodological and Theoretical Challenges', : LIT Verlag 9783643906052.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2013), 'Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran', : Routledge 9780415523981.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2013), 'Les Lions en Pierre Sculptee chez les Bakhtiari: Description et significations de sculptures zoomorphes dans une societe tribale du sud-ouest de l'Iran [The Lion Tombstones of the Bakhtiari Pastoral Nomads: Description and Meaning of Animal Sculptures in Tribal Society of South-West Iran]', : Sean Kingston Publishing 9781907774225.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam', : I.B. Tauris 9781848851689.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'Saints and Their Pilgrams in Iran and Neighbouring Countries', : Sean Kingston Publishing 9781907774140.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'Iranian Sacred Defence Cinema: Religion, Martyrdom and National Identity', : Sean Kingston Publishing 9781907774171.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2011), 'Photography and Cinematography in Qajar Era Iran: 27-28 August, 2011', : University of St. Andrews .

Chapters in Books

  • Khosronejad, P. (2019), 'The Ahl-i Beyt bodies : the mural paintings of Lahijan in the tradition of Persian Shiite figurations', Figurations and Sensations of the Unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Contested Desires, Bloomsbury Academic 9781350078635.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2015), 'Gageriveh, Bakhtiari women's lamentations : between self-suffering and tribal identity', Women's Rituals and Ceremonies in Shiite Iran and Muslim Communities: Methodological and Theoretical Challenges, LIT Verlag 9783643906052.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2013), 'Introduction: unburied memories', Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran, Routledge 9780415523981.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2013), 'The people of the air : healing and spirit possession South Iran', Shamanism and Islam: Sufism, Healing Rituals and Spirits in the Muslim World, I.B. Tauris 9781848856028.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'Lions' representation in Bakhtiari oral tradition and funerary material culture', The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam, I.B. Tauris 9781848851689.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'Introduction', The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam, I.B. Taurus 9781848851689.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'The Iran-Iraq War and the creation of Sacred Defence cinema', Iranian Sacred Defence Cinema: Religion, Martyrdom and National Identity, Sean Kingston Publishing 9781907774171.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'Anthropology, Islam and sainthood', Saints and Their Pilgrims in Iran and Neighbouring Countries, Sean Kingston Publishing 9781907774140.

Journal Articles

  • Khoubdel, H. and Khosronejad, P. (2020), 'Aroosi : 150 years of Iranian wedding traditions', Sateen Art Magazine, vol 14 , pp 48 - 59.
  • Khosronejad, P. and Moezzi, F. (2019), 'Bagh-e Ferdows Az Dirzaman-e Shokoufayi', Tarikh-e Moaser-e Iran = Iranian Contemporary History, vol 20, no 79-80 , pp 239 - 271.
  • Khosronejad, P. and Moezzi, F. (2019), 'Aroosi-e Shahan-e', Kargadan, vol 108, no 156 , pp 124 - 127.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2018), 'Book review : A History of Slavery and Emancipation in Iran, 1800-1929', Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, vol 4, no 1 , pp 102 - 105.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2017), 'In the absence of fieldwork', Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, vol 4, no 1 , pp 56 - 96.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2017), 'Out of focus : photography of African slavery in Qajar Iran', Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle east and Central Eurasia, vol 4, no 1 , pp 1 - 31.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2017), 'Two photograph albums from the Moayer family', Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, vol 4, no 2 , pp 81 - 105.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2017), 'Afro-Iranians through the lens of documentarists', Canadian Journal of History, vol 52, no 2 , pp 323 - 325.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2016), 'Gozareshi Az Do Albom-e Aks Az Khanehvadehy-e Moayyer', Tarikh-e Moaser-e Iran = Iranian Contemporary History, vol 20, no 77-78 , pp 303 - 318.
  • Khosronejad, P. and Zarcone, T. (2015), 'Visual representations of the Persian dervish in Sufi art and material culture : preliminary report from the Bunyad Institute, Tehran, Iran (part 1)', Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, vol 2, no 2 , pp 185 - 208.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2014), 'A rare Bakhtiari Sufi manuscript : genealogy of Siyid Muhammad Parhizkar', Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, vol 2, no 2 , pp 208 - 237.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2013), 'Reflections on the diversity and religious functions of holy places and sacred stones among Bakhtiari nomads', Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, vol 1, no 2 , pp 143 - 169.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2013), 'Digital ethnography, resistance art, and communication media in Iran', International Journal of Communication, vol 7 , pp 1298 - 1315.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'Introduction : unburied memories', Visual Anthropology, vol 25, no 1-2 , pp 1 - 21.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2012), 'Remembering the Sacred Defence : Iran-Iraq war memorials', Anthropology News, vol 52, no 6 , pp 15 - 15.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2011), 'Some observations on visual representations of the 2009 Iranian presidential election crisis', Iranian Studies, vol 44, no 3 , pp 395 - 408.
  • Khosronejad, P. (2011), 'Guest editor's introduction : beyond the Iranian frame : from visual representation to socio-political drama', Iranian Studies, vol 44, no 3 , pp 309 - 312.

Exhibitions

  • 2019, 'Photography, Race and Slavery: African Sitters of Qajar Era of Iran'
  • 2018, 'Unveiling the Veiled'
  • 2018, 'Re-imagining Iranian African Slavery: Photography as Material Culture'
  • 2018, 'The Qajar Lens: Diversity in Qajar Photography'
  • 2011, 'Photography and Cinematography of Qajar Era Iran: 27 August-1 September 2011'

Other Publications

  • 2014, 'Lion Tombstones and their Sculptors', Recorded Work
  • 2004, 'The Last Lions of Bakhtiyari', Recorded Work

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