In part one of this two-part episode of Counter/Argument, we spoke with Golnar Nikpour, assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College and former Neubauer Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center, about the expansion of prisons in 20th century Iran and took a closer look at the significance of the notorious Evin prison within Iran’s carceral system. In part two, join host Naghmeh Sohrabi as she and Nikpour discuss some of the misconceptions about how and why people end up in Iran’s prisons (hint: they are not all political intellectuals) as well as the regime’s use of new technologies to surveille the population.
Golnar Nikpour, assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College and former Neubauer Junior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.
Naghmeh Sohrabi, director for research at the Crown Center and the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History.
Editorial team: Naghmeh Sohrabi, Karen Spira, Ramyar D. Rossoukh
Producer: Karen Spira
Audio engineer: Levon Henry
Podcast art: Chae Lee
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