HUFFINGTON POST -- Nobari is a graduate of San Francisco State and Dartmouth. Her graduate research at Dartmouth focused on the intersection of diaspora and cultural identity of Iranian-American women. In summer 2016, SFSU announced the creation of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, enabled by a significant donation from Nobari.
“We have designated $3.5 million out of the $5 million gift towards an endowment for the chair of the center because leadership is key to its success and the implementation of the vision,” she says. “The University will conduct a search for the chair position over the next several months and once the leadership is in place, we can better articulate the academic plan for the center. To the best of my knowledge, there is no other center dedicated to the studies of Iranian diaspora, so we’ll be pioneering this field. ...
“The goal ... is to provide a platform to study the complex, diverse and often misunderstood world of the Iranian diaspora.”
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