Manouchehr Shiva

Independent Researcher, Consultant, and Teacher

Ph.D., Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1993.

Areas of Interest
Social Research Methods
Intercultural Communication
International Education
Historical and Contemporary Ethnology of the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia
Historical and Contemporary Ethnology of the U.S.
Tribalism, Ethnicity and Nationalism; Ritual; Anthropology of Religion; Medical Anthropology; Anthropology of Democracy; Museums Studies; Visual Studies; Urban Studies; Pastoral Nomadism; Ethnography of Paleoanthropological Knowledge Production

Courses Taught
Graduate Courses
Social Research Methods
Qualitative Social Research Methods;
Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives;
Tribalism, Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia;
Ritual, Power and Politics in the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia;
Globalization, Culture and Power: Anthropological Perspectives;
Islam and Politics in the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia;

Undergraduate Courses (regular, hybrid, and online)
Cultural Anthropology; Survey of Anthropology; Anthropology of American Life; Comparative Religion; Religion and Culture; Cultural Tensions and Encounters; Intercultural Communication; Cultural Interactions; Anthropology of Iranian Tribes; Rural Sociology of Iran; Urban Sociology of Iran; Medical Anthropology; Culture and Agricultural Extension.

2012 Fulbright Scholarship. Tbilisi, Georgia, Tbilisi State U.
2005-2006 Fulbright Scholarship. Azerbaijan. Khazar U.
2002 NEH Summer Institute on an Integrated History of Eurasia,
Harvard U., Cambridge, MA.
1999 NEH Summer Seminar on the Literature of Islamic Mysticism,
Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Professional Experience
1995-Present     Researcher, Teacher, and Consultant
2014-Spring      Visiting Faculty, GIPA (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs)
1995 -2013        Adjunct Instructor, Community Colleges in the Greater Seattle Area (intermittently)
2012-Spring     Visiting Fulbright Faculty, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
2010-Spring     Visiting Faculty, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
2009 (Fall)       Visiting Faculty, Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan
2005-2006       Visiting Fulbright Faculty, Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan.
1998-Spring     Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Anthropology, U. of Washington, Seattle, WA
1985                  Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Population Studies, Shiraz University, Iran
1978-88           Researcher and Instructor, Mazandaran University. Iran