Zahra Abedinezhad

Zahra Abedinezhadmehrabadi

Zahra Abedinezhad

Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Studies & Folklore, Graduate Teaching Associate

1775 S. College Rd
Columbus OH, 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Iranian Traditions and Culture
  • Folklore and Styles of Dress in Iran
  • Narratives of Iranian Refugees in Diaspora
  • System of Law in Iran
  • Reconciliation and Restorative Justice
  • Community-based Policing


  • Western Kentucky University, Folk Studies, Master of Arts, May 2020
  • Tarbiat Modares University, Criminal law and Criminology, Master, 2009
  • Shiraz University, Law, B.L., 2006

Zahra Abedinezhad is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Studies and Folklore at The Ohio State University. Having backgrounds in Law (TMU, Iran) and in Folk studies (WKU), she is interested in exploring intersections between religious practices and social regulations and codes. She is currently working on mourning performances of Iranian women. 

Research Interests: Collective Loss, Collective Mourning, Karbala Paradigm, Women's Life and Culture