Dr. Roschanack Shaery-Yazdi

Roschanack Shaery-Yazdi is assistant professor in the history department at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. She received her MA in Anthropology and Education from the University of Heidelberg in 1998. In 2005 she graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, where she had studied the history of the modern Middle East. Her research interests are transnationalism, Islamism, violence, and memory politics in the Arab East and Iran. Her book Shiite Lebanon was published with Columbia University Press in 2008. Shaery’s new monograph Missing Recognition. Syrian Military Security and Enforced Disappearances in Lebanon is forthcoming. Her new project is tentatively called Middle Eastern Lives. Dreams Against all Odds. Based on a series of biographies she will write a comparative social history of Lebanon, Syria, and Iran from the early 1970s.