Yasamin completed her PhD at Center for International Education (CIE) at Universy of Sussex, in September 2018. Her thesis, supervised by Prof. Mario Novelli and Prof. Yusuf Sayed, explored the politics of teaching history in the Islamic Republic of Iran. She looked into the tension between the official narratives of history as constructed in school textbooks since the Revolution of 1979 – and teachers’ mediated discourses as taught in the classrooms. Contextualized in their life (hi)stories, she unpacked the under-appreciated complexities as well as paradoxes inherent to transformative pedagogy particularly under authoritarian regimes.
Yasamin received Doctoral Thesis Award 2019 from British Educational Research Association (BERA) and is now post-doctoral research in Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) based in Paris, France. She is exploring the way education is implicated in State violence and memory politics, conceptualizing their implications for political participation in countries in transitional justice.