Artist in Conversation: Sahar Tarighi

Ursinus College’s Dr. Jay Shelat joins Sahar Tarighi to dive deeper into her exhibition.


We invite you to arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy a light reception and take in the exhibition before the conversation begins at 6:30 p.m.

Şamaran شاماران: Threads of Transformation

About the speakers

Dr. Jay Shelat

Dr. Jay Shelat

is an Assistant Professor of English. His research interests include: Contemporary Literature, Kinship, Brownness, Racialized Violence, Terrorism, Imperialism, and Global Conflict. Dr. Shelat’s current book project, tentatively titled Ordering the Chaos, examines how the political ideologies that fuel 9/11 and the War on Terror affect familial and domestic dynamics. 


Sahar Tarighi

is a ceramics instructor and an MFA candidate at the University of Delaware. Born in Kurdish Iran, Tarighi reflects on her homeland as an artistically rich area of instability and change that nurtured her love of art. In her interdisciplinary practice, she leverages visual language to engage Kurdish traditions and resist the enduring effects of political power on daily life. 



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