Ian Straughn, UCI anthropology, is interested in the stories behind different cultures. As a grad student at the University of Chicago and in post doctoral and professorial posts at Brown University, he focused on the archaeology of the Middle East – particularly the Islamic periods. He’s conducted research in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Armenia, studying regional cultural heritage and material culture. His fieldwork in bustling markets, ancient temples and other archaeological hotspots has been aided by varying degrees of fluency in modern standard Arabic, Egyptian and Syrian colloquial dialects, classical Arabic, French, Persian, Latin and German.


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February 12, 2020 - 7:45pm

Critical Commentary

Dr. Ian Straughn, UCI Anthropology, will serve as the discussant for AiT's Panel titled "Political Ecologies"

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Kaitlyn Rabach, "DR. IAN STRAUGHN, UCI ANTHROPOLOGY ", contributed by Kaitlyn Rabach and Danielle Yorleny Tassara, Center for Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 February 2020, accessed 9 May 2021.