Danielle Farah

Archival Research: Assimilation of Jews into Iranian Society Under the Pahlavi Dynasty

Archival Research
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Daniella Farah is a PhD candidate in Jewish History at Stanford University.  She examines the cultural, religious and social facets of Jewish communities in Iran and Turkey in the twentieth century, with a specific focus on how nationalistic campaigns came to affect these communities.  During the summer of 2017, with the help of the Iranian Studies Program, Daniella conducted archival research on the assimilation of Jews into Iranian society under the Pahlavi Dynasty at a few institutions in Jerusalem, including the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s archive, the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, and the National Library of Israel.