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Shahyar Daneshgar :: Faculty

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Senior Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies

Office: School of Global & International Studies 3007
Phone: (812) 856-0025


PhD, Indiana University, 1995

Research Interests

Iranian/Persian and Turkic linguistic and cultural contacts; Middle Eastern and Central Eurasian comparative folklore and ethnomusicology; ethnic and nationality issues of the Middle East and Central Eurasia with a special focus on Iran

Courses Recently Taught

Publication Highlights

“Zurkhaneh: The Iranian House of Strength.” Co-authored with Dakin Burdick and Justin Wolkse, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 13, No.1 (2004), 9-33. 

Producer and author of “Musical Culture of Azerbaijanis” accompanied by original texts and translations in Mamedov Family Ensemble of Azerbaijan: 2 CD Set, Indiana University & Azerbaijani American Cultural and Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN 2002. 

Translator of Nassib Nasibli’s, “Perspectives of the Caspian Littoral States,” in Oil and Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region, Michael P. Croissant and Bülent Aras, eds. Praeger: Westport, 1999, 101-129.