The meaning of nomadism for Bakhtiari mobile pastoralists in the Zagros Mountains of Iran

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I was born and raised in Tehran. I completed my Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. I received my MSc in Environmental Technology at Bogazici University in Turkey. My goal is to return to Iran and work as an academician in an Iranian university. I aim to emphasize non-western ways of thinking and living through my work and research. My doctoral research focuses on the local perceptions of Bakhtiari mobile pastoralists of Iran on their nomadic lifestyle. With the progression of western modernity and urbanization, the future of the nomadic lifestyle in Iran is a question. My research will elaborate on the influence of kinship identities and intergenerational differences of Bakhtiari peoples on their perspectives about their inherited nomadic way of living.

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