Nooshin Sadegh-Samimi

Nooshin joined National Iranian American Council in February 2019 and works as a field organizer to empower Iranian American community in the state of Pennsylvania.

Nooshin is a PhD candidate in the anthropology department at the University of Pennsylvania. In her dissertation research she focuses on race, immigration, and the politics of recognition for immigrant communities from the Middle East and North Africa in the post-9/11 American context. In particular, Nooshin is interested in how Iranian Americans as an immigrant community with roots in MENA seek political representation through grassroots organizing to make their voices heard. Nooshin’s collaboration with NIAC is part of her dissertation field research.

Nooshin received her BA and MA in English Literature from University of Esfahan, Iran in 2009 and 2012.