Interview with Nushin Arbabzadah - UCLA (November 17, 2008)
"I would wear a Burka if I went to Afghanistan. That would make life easier for me and the people around me," Arbabzadah said.
Nushin Arbabzadah currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for India and South Asia, was brought up in Kabul during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. She has graduate degrees in German and Spanish literature and linguistics from the University of Hamburg and in Middle Eastern Studies from Cambridge University, where she was a William H. Gates scholar. Nushin's first book, From Outside In: Refugees and British Society, was published in London by Arcadia in April 2007. She has also edited an anthology of contemporary journalistic writing from Muslim majority countries called No Ordinary Life: Being Young in the Worlds of Islam (London: British Council, 2005). Before coming to UCLA, Nushin worked for the BBC, where she specialized in social and political issues in contemporary Afghanistan.