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October 29, 2020

NIACast Episode #13 – Anna Eskamani, David Emami, and Dr. Nazita Lajevardi talk Iranian-American Civic Life

NIACast Episode #13 – Anna Eskamani, David Emami, and Dr. Nazita Lajevardi talk Iranian-American Civic Life

Mana sits down with Rep Anna Eskamani, Happy Valley Councilor David Emami, and Dr. Nazita Lajevardi to talk Iranian-American civic life, political engagement, barriers to participation, and more.

Representative Anna Eskamani is an Orlando native, the Florida House of Representative from the 47th district in Orange County, and the first ever Iranian American to be elected to the Florida legislature. She tweets @AnnaForFlorida

Happy Valley Councilor David Emami is a life-long Oregonian who in March 2019 became the first ever Iranian-American to serve on a city council in Oregon. He tweets @David Emami.

Dr. Nazita Lajevardi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University and her work focuses mainly on issues related to race and ethnic politics, political behavior, voting rights, and immigration. She tweets @NazitaLajevardi.


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