Hello Research Companions! My name is Kamyar Jarahzadeh and I am a fourth year Interdisciplinary Studies Major. Basically, that means I got to “make” my own major, which ended up being something known as “Migration Studies.” Essentially, I took any and all classes I could related to migration, be they in the Anthropology, Legal Studies, or Sociology department. Somehow, I find my heart in the Anthropological discipline, but I always do my best to remain “interdisciplinary,” (whatever that means). My senior thesis is ongoing, and will hopefully be completed at the end of the Spring 2014 semester. My topic is regarding the experiences of Afghan refugees living in Turkey, a subject I have studied extensively for over a year and have supplemented my knowledge of with two stints of ethnographic field work in Turkey. For this class, however, I would like to both find more sources for my thesis topic, but also look into some of the history of the students of this university, and specifically, the history of its Farsi-speaking students from Iran or Afghanistan. It would be interesting to see if I can trace the steps of my own “forefathers” through archival sources.