Position Type
- Present

Dr. Hosna Sheikholeslami is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Denison University. Her research interests include political anthropology, the anthropology of intellectuals, and translation. Her current project, based on two years of fieldwork in Tehran, Iran, looks at how and why ideas travel across national borders by examining the role of publishers, translators, and censors in the publication and circulation of social science and philosophy texts in contemporary Iran. Her doctoral research was supported by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) as well as the National Science Foundation (NSF) Cultural Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and PhD from Yale University.

PhD, MA Yale University 2017, BA UC Berkeley

Learning & Teaching

  • People, Culture, and Society
  • Development of Social Thought
  • Anthropology of Islam