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Iradj Esmailpour Ghouchani, M.A.

Iradj Esmailpour Ghouchani, M.A.

Doctoral thesis completed in 2017.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Ethnologie
Oettingenstraße 67
80538 Müchen

Website: Curriculum Vitae

Doctoral thesis: 2009-2017

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Heidemann

Project Details:

The Phenomenology of Sainthood in the culture of dreams in Kurdistan

My principal research interests lie in the field of visual anthropology and anthropology of dream/unconsciousness. I am currently working on my PhD thesis, mainly investigating the Kurdish culture of water and its impact on their culture of dreams and dream narratives. My analysis on their dream narratives is based on intensive ongoing interviews recorded in Sanandaj (central city of Kurdistan province in Iran) and mostly with dervishes of Qāderie brotherhood. My research plan is to work on dreams narratives as a joint structure that inter-connects its dreamer/narrator to the symbolic order of his/her society (i.e. “ego” with “ego denunciation” (šekastenafsi) as a social value.)

I have a particular expertise and interest in screening anthropological ideas by means of graphics, ideographs and animation.