Satgin Hamrah is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Tufts University. She has a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
Satgin’s interest in the Iran-Iraq War stems from her own personal and family experiences during this eight-year war in Tehran and Ahvaz. As a child, she frequently traveled to Iran during and after the war and saw first-hand the destructive and traumatic force of the war on the country and its people. Throughout the years Satgin always wanted to learn more about the human side of the war and its influence on families and individuals in both countries-Iran and Iraq.