Schirin Cathrine Laura Ghazivakili

Schirin Cathrine Laura Ghazivakili, M.A.

Doktorandin

angestellt durch Candoc Forschungsförderungsfond

Tel.: +41 44 634 09 34

Anschrift: Religionswissenschaftliches Seminar, Kantonsschulstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich

Raumbezeichnung: KAA-G-07

schirin.ghazivakili[at]rws.uzh.ch

Biografisches

Schirin Ghazivakili studierte Geschichte, Öffentliches Recht und Politologie im Bachelor und schloss im September 2016 ihr Masterstudium Kulturwissenschaft der Antike an der Universität Zürich ab. Nach diversen Tutoratsstellen am Historischen Seminar ist sie seit August 2017 über den Forschungskredit (Candoc) der UZH als Doktorandin am Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Religionsgeschichte und Religionswissenschaft der Universität Zürich angestellt.

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Geschichte der Antike
  • Religionsgeschichte
  • Altorientalistik
  • Mythenforschung
  • Gender und Religion

Dissertationsprojekt

Queen – Priestess – Goddess
On the Construction of the Feminine in Elamite Religion and its Relation to Female Religious Agency
The project aims at a comprehensive source study on the roles of women and goddesses in ancient Elam, taking into account current theories of gender studies and religious studies. Such studies exist with regard to neighbouring regions and societies (such as Old Babylonian or Old Syrian societies). With regard to Iran there are individual researches and syntheses for different epochs from the Achaemenid period. This research deals with other epochs, regions and societies, but can give important methodological impulses to the work aimed for here. Over the past three decades, Assyriology has increasingly adopted newer methods and theories of historical gender research. This development has hardly been reflected in research on Elam. Elam therefore is a blind spot in gender-related religious history research, although Elamite women have repeatedly been the subject of individual investigations. These studies are based on the one hand on an isolated view of individual sources and on the other hand are strongly influenced by gender stereotypes of the 19th and 20th centuries, so that in the 20th century Elamite sources have become the subject of far-reaching matriarchy theories that require critical examination. Three parts result from the sources: The question of the role of female members of the dynasty for succession to the throne is at the beginning. The second part is dedicated to the function of female deities and their position within the pantheon. In the third part, the perspective is broadened to include the question of women's religious agency. Finally, the work combines the findings from all three sections into an overall view. The question relevant to religious studies here is whether and how social reality, ritual capacity for action and religious imagination relate to each other. From a gender-scientific point of view, it is relevant to see to what extent the representation of gender corresponds to the agency of women.

Vorträge

  • Ghazivakili, Schirin (2018): A New Approach to the Relief of Kurangun. Journée des Doctorants 25.-26.06.2018, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, Frankreich.
  • Ghazivakili, Schirin (2018): Königin – Priesterin – Göttin. Eine diachrone Quellenstudie zu Stellung und Rollen von Frauen und Göttinnen in Elam. öffentliche Projektpräsentation im Forschungskolloquium der Gender Studies, Asien-Orient-Institut, Universität Zürich, Schweiz.
  • Ghazivakili, Schirin (2018): Queen – Priestess – Goddess. The Roles of Women in Elam. Winterschool: Perspectives on Gender and Religion 8.-10.01.2018, Universität Zürich, Schweiz.
  • Ghazivakili, Schirin (2017): The Kurangun Relief. Bildanalyse im Forschungskolloquium des Lehrstuhls für Allgemeine Religionsgeschichte und Religionswissenschaft, Religionswissenschaftliches Seminar, Universität Zürich, Schweiz.