Ethnicity, identity, nationalism
Farzin Farzad received a B.A. in political science from McDaniel College in political science with a concentration in international studies. He received his first M.A. in International Affairs from the School of International Service at American University, focusing on the Middle East. Following his degree, he was awarded a fellowship with the Advocacy Project, where he supported the Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran (ADAPP), which helped solidify his interest in his own identity.
Farzin continued his advocacy and work with the Azerbaijani diaspora in the Washington D.C. area. He then went on to receive his second M.A. in Diplomacy and International Affairs from ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. Upon his return, he worked in a number of roles in the HR department at George Mason University. He now serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at Eversheds Sutherland and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. His research interests include ethnicity, identity, and nationalism.