Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi is an associate professor at California State University, Fullerton with a PhD in Modern Middle East History. Her journal publications cover late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Iranian history, including U.S.-Iranian educational partnerships. At the International Society for Iranian Studies Conference in August 2014, Rostam-Kolayi gave a talk placing the Peace Corps in the context of the Pahlavi White Revolution and relations between the United States and Iran during that period. She is currently working on a journal article and book project on the history of the Peace Corps in Iran and, with this in mind, will be observing the conference activities as well as doing oral histories with interested Iran PCVs.
Dr. Rostam-Kolayi lead a team of Peace Corps Iran academics to the International Society of Iran Scholars conference in Vienna in August 2016. Learn more here.