Tamar Shirinian, M.A., Ph.D. 2016

Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, M.A., Cultural Anthropology, Women's certificate (2016)


BA, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, Duke University

"I am an anthropologist by training, but my research and teaching draws on queer studies, feminist studies, critical theory and psychoanalysis to think about questions of kinship, power, love, sexuality, sovereignty, and postsocialism (what comes after state socialism). My teaching is based on the philosophy that learning means being vulnerable to new ideas and problems. As such, my teaching is geared toward seeking newer and more questions rather than having any total answers for existing questions.

Tamar Shirinian, 2016