Zahra Abedi

Zahra Abedi

Zahra Abedi

Ph.D. Student, 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


  • Tarbiat Modares University, Criminal law and Criminology, Ph.D., 2014
  • 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-Mehrabadi is a doctoral student in Comparative Studies and Folklore at Ohio State University. Having earned her first Ph.D. in Law and Criminology from Tarbiat Modares University (Iran) and a background in Folk studies, she is interested in exploring intersections between law, religion, and culture by using ethnographic methods.