Graduate Assistants/Students

Shahin Aftabizadeh

B.A. Anthropology, 2008 - Ohio University

Academic Biography:

Q. Where is your study area located? Thai-Burma Border.

Q. What is your focus of research? Grassroots Resistance to State Dominance in Burma; Democratization; Migration and Ethnic Identity.

Q. Why did you choose NIU? NIU has the only Center for Burma Studies in the country along with a brilliant Center for Southeast Asian Studies. The anthropology at NIU houses several prestigious scholars in the field of Southeast Asia studies.

Research Projects:

  • All Burma Federation of Student Unions Foreign Affairs Committee
  • National Health and Education Committee (Burma)
  • Burma Volunteer Program
  • Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)