Armaghan Fakhraeirad


Fifth Year Ph.d. Candidate in Ethnomusicology

103 Lerner Center

 My research explores music and cosmopolitanism in Persian gulf port cities, the role of waterways, and oil companies in the formation of the diversity of music and musical culture in that region. I'm also interested in music, memory, and nostalgia in Khuramshahr port city aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). I've been working on music and cultural policy in Iran during my master's program at the Art University of Tehran. I was particularly interested in the motivations behind the formation of purist and revivalist trends in Iranian music discourses, and their roles in the proliferation of folk music Festivals, especially after the Islamic revolution in 1979.