Funds of Knowledge/Identity

Scholars have likened the term funds of identity (Bagnoli, A., 2004, Bruner, 2001) and knowledge (Gonzalez, Moll & Amanti, 2005) to cultural bound stories, technologies, documents, and discourses that people internalize and construct in order to make sense of the events in their lives. Furthermore, by combining funds of identity with knowledge as a mean […]

Vygotskyian Cultural Historical Theory

The socio-cultural historical (Vygotsky) theory acknowledges that the social experiences and cultural tools shape the way in which immigrants look at the world and contour their perceptions of how the worlds operates and, consequently, their experience. The Iranian Diasporic culture can be considered through Vygotskyian cultural historical theory; that involves a consideration of the process […]


The scope of my research is to understand how Iranian-American communities transfer pieces of American culture into their own cultural practices and whether and how they maintain the symbolic traits of Iranian heritage. As such, my research uses the funds of identity/funds of knowledge-approach to represent Iranian-American households and demonstrate how these families reach a […]