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Amy Malek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Chair/Director of the Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program



Ph.D. Anthropology, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. Anthropology, 2009, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. Near Eastern Studies, 2005, New York University
B.A. Middle East Studies, International Studies, 2003, Emory University


Courses Taught

Refugees & Forced Migration

Area of Research Interest

  • Migration Studies

  • Diaspora & Transnationalism
  • Citizenship
  • Memory
  • Visual Culture
  • Middle Eastern communities in Europe & North America


Academic Experience

2022 to present

Assistant Professor, Global Studies; Chair and Director of Iranian & Persian Gulf Studies Program, Oklahoma State University.


Assistant Professor, International Studies, College of Charleston.

2019 - 2021

Associate Research Scholar, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University.

2015 - 2016

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Scripps College


Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles.


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