Sounds Iranian

December 3, 2006

Glad to be Here

Filed under: General — soundsiranian @ 6:11 pm

Hello, my name is Christian and I am interested in the interplay between technology, identity and modernization as an ideological project. This past year I completed an undergraduate thesis on Iranian weblogs entitled “‘We Are Not This Free’: Weblogs, Reform and Modernization in Iran.” This project introduced me to Iranian society and the phenomenon of blogging. I have continued my interest in Iranian blogs since then, renewing my original thesisblog at clalexander.blogspot.com. I am excited to be a part of Sounds Iranian and look forward to collaborating with others interested in investigating these topics.

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4 Comments »

  1. Hi Christian,

    Good to hear of yet another Iranian blog researcher out there. I briefly glanced through your renewed thesis blog, and was excited to see someone thinking about the same theory-based issues that have been running through my mind as of late.

    If I may ask, where are you currently based out of? Have you already completed your BA and/or are you looking to get your undergrad thesis published?

    I’m currently working on upgrading the paper based on my research results and would like to find a suitable venue to get it published. I think fellow researcher Celine Petrossian is also looking for the same. Would you be interested in pooling resources/leads?

    That part notwithstanding, I’d be very interested in reading your thesis and beginning to devle into some academic dialogue with you. Thanks for introducing yourself, and I look forward to future discussion. -j

    Comment by Jordan — December 3, 2006 @ 11:38 pm

  2. Hi Christian!

    Comment by kamangir — December 4, 2006 @ 9:39 pm

  3. Come on guys! Why are you still using the standard WordPress style? Don’t you have any sense of creativity?

    Comment by kamangir — December 5, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

  4. Hi Jordan,

    I did complete my BA this past spring. I am living in Austin, Texas right now. I would be interested in pursuing publishing, although I haven’t made any serious endeavors. I am traveling right now and do not have access to my personal computer, which has my thesis on it (it was uploaded through my school, but my account there is no longer valid). I will however send you it when I return in a few weeks. I would also love to read your work, definitely send me it.

    Comment by clalexander — December 7, 2006 @ 12:20 am


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