Director

Shahin Monshipour

Adjunct Instructor of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Shahin Monshipour has taught Antrhroplology, Sociology and Economics courses at the area Universties and colleges for the past 28 years. She is an Iranian-American who has lived in Rochester New York since 1978 and organized numerous cultural activities through various venues. She has also published articles, poems and translations in her native language, Farsi (Persian).


ICAN Advisors

Zari Kamarei

Zari Kamarei is  a science librarian and a graduate of Indiana University.  Zari has a BS in Physics, and a Master of Library and Information Science.  She is passionate about promoting the Persian culture, language and poetry.  She taught elementary and intermediate Persian for a decade.

Homma Farian

Lecturer of Mathematics and computer science at State University of  New York at Geneseo.

Maryam Ghanbari

Attorney, with 6 years of practice in Iran.
Holds an LLM in US Legal Studies , Golden Gate University of San Francisco. She is passionate and knowledgeable about Persian literature, social and cultural issues, and art and humanities at large. She lives in Rochester NY.