Bahram Tavakolian

Denison University | Professor EmeritusMember since 1967

My Biography

Bahram Tavakolian is a sociocultural anthropologist who received his Ph.D. at UCLA in 1974 with a dissertation on “Economic and Cultural Factors in the Migration of Hamallar to Ankara, Turkey.” Subsequently, he did field research with Sheikhanzai nomads in Afghanistan with a focus on religion, cultural values, gender, and ecology, and also in Aberdeen, Scotland on the effects of the North Sea oil economy on women’s labor force participation. Bahram taught for 45 years, from 1970-2015, mostly at Denison University, where he is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sociology.