University of Calgary

Pedrom Nasiri

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Office Hours

  • By appointment

Research Overview

Research Interests:

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Family, Kinship, and Marriage
  • (Colonial) Monogamy, Non-Monogamy, and Polyamory
  • Nationalism and Citizenship
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Race and Ethnicity

 

Publications:

Banerjee, Pallavi, and Pedrom Nasiri. (Accepted/Forthcoming). Gender and Law Through the Lens of Land, Hunger and Terror. in Mariana Valverde (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Law and Society. London: Routledge.

 

Conference Papers, Invited Presentations, and Guest Lectures:

Nasiri, P. 2020 (Accepted/Forthcoming). A Critical Overview of the Past, Present, and Future of Non-Traditional Families. Invited Presentation and Panel Discussion. Legal Education Society of Alberta. Panel TitleUnderstanding and Advising Non-Traditional Families. Co-Chairs: John-Paul Boyd and Jonathan F. Griffith.

Nasiri, P. 2018. Polyamory and the Calgarian Family: Economic Means in Uncertain Times. Paper. Congress of the Humanities and and Social Sciences: Sexuality Studies Association. Regina, Saskatchewan.

Nasiri, P 2018. Politics, Law, and Religion: The Shadow of Compulsory Monogamy. Guest Lecture. Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary. (approx. 65 persons).

Nasiri, P. 2018. Polyamory and the Intersections of Identity. Public Presentation. Possibilities: Calgary Bisexual and Pansexual Community (approx. 10 persons).

Nasiri, P. 2018. Intersectionality, Plural Marriage, and Polyamory: Non-Monogamy and (Non)Diversity. Invited Presentation. The Grad School Nomads, University of Calgary (approx. 30 persons).

Nasiri, P. 2017. "Are you Really Queer?": Queer Muslim Refugee Experiences of Canada's Asylum Apparatus. Invited Presentation. The Grad School Nomads, University of Calgary (approx. 30 persons).

 

Media Attention and Press:

Interviewed for CTV News Calgary to discuss legal issues surrounding polygamous and multiple-partner families in Calgary and Canada. Episode titled: Polygamy Stil in the Shadows by Kathy Le. February 3rd, 2019.

Interviewed for CTV News Calgary to discuss polyamorous families and legal issues surrounding multiple-partner kinship in Calgary and Canada. Episode titled: Polyamory Challenging Family Norms by Kathy Le. February 2nd, 2019.

 

Selected Honours:

University of Calgary, President's Award Nomination (2015)

Admitted to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Canadian National Honour and Chivalric Order) (2014)

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)

St. John Ambulance Priory Vote of Thanks (2012 and 2014)

 

 

 

 

Photograph of Pedrom Nasiri

Degrees

Awards

  • CGS-M - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Queen Elizabeth II (Master's) Scholarship - University of Calgary
  • University of Calgary Doctoral Scholarship - University of Calgary
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Doctoral) Scholarship - University of Calgary
  • 2019 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
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