Dr. Dallalfar's teaching and scholarship have been focused on examining sociology and feminist theory and pedagogy from a cross-cultural perspective. Additional areas of specialization are exploring through both visual and textual ethnography the politics of immigration, Diaspora and transnationality.
Professional Title: Professor of Sociology
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Sociology; qualitative methodology and ethnography; diaspora and transnationality; gender and globalization; film and advocacy
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Intercultural Relations Program, GSASS; Social Science Division, LC: Sociology, Global Studies and Women and Gender Studies
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Sociology of Family
Gender and Globalization
Global Social Change
Film, Media and Advocacy
Dimensions and Methods of Cultural Exploration II
Education: BA, Tufts University; MA, PhD, University of California at Los Angeles
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: (2011).Transforming Classroom Culture: Inclusive Pedagogical Practices, Edited by Dallalfar,A.; Kingston-Mann,E., Sieber,T. Palgrave Macmillan Press. Also authored chapter in book titled “Teaching Women’s Lives: Feminist Pedagogy and the Sociological Imagination”.(2010). “Negotiated Allegiances: Contemporary Iranian Jewish Identities” in Contemporary Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, 30(2) (2009). “Fragments of Home: Identity and Empowerment from the Margin”. Crossing Borders, Making Homes: Stories of Resiliant Women. Edited by Llera,D., Cathcart,D., Roffman,E. 2009. (2006). “North America: Economics Informal Sector: Gender Differentiation and the Informal Labor Market”. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Vol.4; Brill Academic Publishers.
Fun Facts: Enjoy hiking, swimming and travelling. I am currently working on a documentary film titled “The 1.5 generation: Iranians in Diaspora”.
I am interested in youth advocacy, transnational feminism and issues of social justice.
Undergraduate Study Abroad
Foreign Languages at Lesley
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Child Homelessness Initiative
College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
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