MESA Conference Recap
Arianna Werner, our Middle East Studies major student, attended the Middle East Studies Association’s 57th annual meeting held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from November 2-5, 2023. She presented her poster, titled “Iranian Olympia,” discussing the history of bodybuilding and masculinity in modern Iran by focusing on the case of Hadi Choopan, the Iranian champion of the 2022 Mr. Olympia. The meeting also featured panels and special sessions on a variety of topics related to Middle East Studies.
Mehdi Faraji, Farhang Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow and Arianna Werner, Middle East Studies major student attending the annual Middle East Studies Association conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
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