Yasamin Jameh, a Work Study Student with the Cinema Iranica project, is currently a senior undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, majoring in International Relations & Peace, Conflict, and Justice (PCJ) and minoring in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations. Since the autumn of 2022, Yasamin has been the host, producer, and editor of the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies’ official podcast: Parse: An Exploration of Critical Topics in Iranian Studies. With the generous support of the Institute, Yasamin created Parse in order expand the reach of the Institute’s considerable academic outputs among the public. (Parse is currently available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other streaming platforms). Previously, Yasamin worked for the Multi-Faith Center at the University of Toronto where she founded and co-hosted Subaltern Speaks, a podcast sponsored by Student Life dedicated to exploring the legacies of colonialism on the religion and spiritualties of colonized peoples. As someone of partial Iranian descent, Yasamin has a natural love and admiration for Iranian history and culture, particularly as it relates to the Safavid era and onwards. More broadly, Yasamin’s interests and perspectives are also informed by her Latin American and Dutch Caribbean heritage which have contributed to her fascination with the history of the Americas, Atlantic history, and Early Modern European history.
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations