CV

Higher Education

PhD: Sociology (cultural sociology), (2009-2014), Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch Tehran, Iran

PhD dissertation: “Social Meaning of Money among Women: A Phenomenological Approach” 

MA. Sociology, (Human Science Research), (2006-2009). Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch Tehran, Iran 

M.A. dissertation title: Slum Culture and Educational Advancement of Students: The Case of Hesar in Karaj

A. French Translation, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran (1992-1996)

Honors

(Project assistant: “Cultural Anthropology of Tehran”, Municipality of Tehran, 2014, (selected as the best project in Tehran International Awards 

Publication

Books

Translator “understanding material culture”, yan woodward, 2018, Logos pub

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, “Money makes us”, ۲۰۱۷, Cultural Institute

Translator “sociology of consumption”, Peter Corrigan. 2018, Cultural Institute

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh and al., “Cultural Anthropology of Tehran”, ۲۰۱۷, Tissa pub

Group of translator, Supervised by Naser Fakouhi 2014, “Fifty Key Anthropologists” by Robert Gordon, Andrew P. Lyons, and Harriet D. Lyons, GolAzin pub

 

Essays

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, H. Jalilvand and Z. Ghaznavian, 2018, “Chair and Changing Lifestyle“, Charbagh magazine

Madani Lavasani Shayesteh, 2017, “Risk behind the shopping malls”, Space and Everyday Life, Special Issue, Tehran University, 118- 124

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh and Mansour Vosoughi, 2015, “Genealogy of Women Saving Concept”, Iranian Journal of Cultural Research, 7 (26): 75-95.

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh and Mansour Vosoughi, 2015, “Social Meaning of Money between Women”, Iranian journal of Anthropological Research, 4(1).

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, 2015, “Domestic Money, Domestic Consumption”, Iranian Magazine of Sooreh, 80 (4): 185-190.

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, 2013, “An Anthropological Approach into the Culture of Slum Living and Students Educational Status”, European Journal of Experimental Biology, 3 (1): 705-708.

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, 2012, “Social Meaning of Money (book review)”, Iranian journal of Anthropological Research, 2 (4): 185-190.

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, 2012, “Slum Culture and Educational Advancement of Students: The Case of Hesar in Karaj, Iranian journal of Anthropological Research, 2 (3): 85-110. 

Conference Presentations

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, “Working Women: Urban Minority”, Urban Minorities, Young Academic Workshop II, Istanbul, Shehir University, October 2014, by DAAD.

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, “Women Role in Art Consumption in Family”, Art Economic Conference, October 2014, by Iranian Artists.

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, “Art in Simmel and Casirrer Approach”, Anthropology of Art Conference, April 2011, by Isfahan University, Art Department. (Selected as one of the best paper)

Madani Lavasani, Shayesteh, “Social Explanation of Deviance: Child Work”, International Conference on “Social Deviances”, October 2008, Islamic Azad University of Isfahan.

Talks, Lectures and Workshops

lecture in Sundays of Anthropology and Culture weekly session:Cultural way of saving money between women, April (2014

workshop of Anthropology and Culture:sociology of consumption: an introduction, May (2014

Workshop of Anthropology and Culture: “Phenomenology: a research paradigm”, Workshop held with the cooperation of Iranian Institute of Anthropology and Culture, August 2014

lecture Sundays of Anthropology and Culture weekly session:Social Meaning of Money, April (2015

lecture in Iranian home Artists:Home and Routine Consumption, April (2015

lecture Sundays of Anthropology and Culture weekly session:Relation between Culture and Consumption, November (2015

 workshop in High School Sokhan:Consumption and Beautifulness, May (2016

 “Environmental challenges Alborz Province: Water Health”, “Water, Culture and domestic Consumption, with Manijeh Ghaznavian, May (2016

 workshop in PayamNoor University “How to write a proposal in social science?”, with Manijeh Ghaznavian and Hamed Jalilvand, November (2016

  workshop in PayamNoor University “qualitative method: deep interview” February (2017

workshop in Rafa associations “things around us“, October 2018

workshop in Rafa associations “neighbor and neighborhood“, October 2018

workshop in Rafa associations “architecture of our home“, October 2018

Research Project

chair and changing lifestyle, 2018 till now

Changing Material Culture and Consumption in Iranian’s Home, with Zahra Ghaznavian and a group of students, 2017 till now.

Cultural Anthropology of Tehran”, Municipality of Tehran, 2014, (selected as the best project in Tehran International Awards)

Social Impact Assessment for renewing old building municipality of Tehran”, Municipality of Tehran, 2014.

Teaching Experience

Teaching sociology, (B.A level), Faculty of psychology, Azad University of Karaj, 2012-2014.

Teaching “Sociology of Social Deviance”, (B.A level), Faculty of Psychology, Azad University of Karaj, 2012-2014

Teaching sociology, (B.A level), Faculty of social science, Payam Noor University of Tehran, Malard, 2016- now 

Professional experiences:

RAFA group (NGO), (2016-now)

Iranian Institute of Anthropology and Culture (IIAC) (2010-2016)

Researcher and Member of the Board in

IIAC Center for Documentation of Cultural History (2010-2016)

Director of IIAC documentation center

IIAC Department of “Economy and Culture” (۲۰۱۲-۲۰۱۶)

Director of the department

Second Conference of Anthropology and Culture November 2013

Executive Director

Third Conference of Anthropology and Culture November 2014

Executive Director

Conference on Sociology of Art and Economy, Center for Contemporary Art, December, 2014, Scientific Director

“Sundays of Anthropology and Culture” weekly session (from October 2014- 2016)

Second year

Askarol-Mahdi Charity (2005-2011)

Social worker

Fields of Interest

Economic Sociology, Consumption, Cultural Material, phenomenology, Qualitative research

Skills

Fully competent in qualitative research methodology (specially Ethnography and phenomenology)

Fully familiar with Microsoft office Software, and Photoshop Software

Fully competent in Translation and interpretation (English-Persian)(French-Persian), specially texts with sociolinguistic orientations, as well as international correspondences

Languages

Primary languages: Farsi (Persian) and French (fluent), English (Fluent)

Secondary languages: Arabic (reading)