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“Dr Orkideh Behrouzan is a physician, medical anthropologist, anthropologist of science and technology, author of Prozak Diaries, as well as a poet and storyteller. In this insightful and awe-inspiring talk, Orkideh looks at memories of childhood and war to disrupt how we conventionally think about mental health, the Middle East, and the relationship between individual and collective memories.”

TEDxUCLWomen, Dec 1st 2018, Bush House, London

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Orkideh Behrouzan on Generational Memory; BBC Persian; Shirazeh Series, March 2018  شیرازه . به تهیه کنندگی سام فرزانه.این برنامه در چشم‌انداز بامدادی جمعه ١٠ فروردین ١٣٩٧ ( ٣٠ مارس ۲۰۱۸) پخش شد

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Interview with

Radio Dastneshteha

Orkideh Behrouzan interviewed on Radio Dastneveshteha, discussing generational memory and the limits of the concept of 'trauma'. Focusing on the lived life of 1980s Iran, she discusses her book Prozak Diaries, the concept of 'rupture', and why the notion of 'collective trauma' fails to capture the cultural and psychological afterlife of war and traumatic memories. @RadioDastneveshteha Episode 17, July 2019. Language: Persian

در این اپیزود بخش‌های از سه مصاحبه مفصل با ارکیده بهروزان، سحر سخایی و مرتضی کریمی را درباره خاطره جمعی، ترومای جمعی و دهه شصت خواهید شنید

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Interview with

BBC Persian

BBC Persian Feb 26, 2020.

Orkideh Behrouzan discusses the socio-political and the medical contexts of the Corona epidemic in Iran, the securitization of information and the context of public anxiety, also drawing on historical parallels such as post-revolution public health policies of the 1980s and Iran's official approach to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1990s.  

BBC Part 1: here

BBC Part 2: here

For non Persian speakers, the content of the BBC interview is summarised in this twitter thread.

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Watch this interview here