Woman Life Freedom: A Conversation on the Protests in Iran

Please join the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota for a conversation with Professors Minoo Moallem, Fatemeh Sadeghi, and Yalda Hamidi about the protests in Iran. The panelists will address circumstances that have led to the protests, politics of representation, and feminist organizing in Iran. This event is co-sponsored by AGITATE! Journal. Please see attached flyer and circulate widely.

What?  “Woman, Life, Freedom”- A Panel on the Protests in Iran
When? Friday, September 30th, 1:30-3:00 PM, CST
Zoom: https://umn.zoom.us/j/97444537365

Dr. Minoo Moallem is a Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Director of Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Moallem received her MA and BA from the University of Tehran and her Ph.D. from Université de Montréal. She is the author of Persian Carpets: The Nation As a Transnational Commodity, Routledge, 2018; Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister. Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran, University of California Press, 2005, the co-editor (with Caren Kaplan and Norma Alarcon) of Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms and The State, Duke University Press, 1999, as well as many journal articles.

Dr Fatemeh Sadeghi is a political scientist specialized in political thought and gender studies. She previously researched on gender ethics in Islamic sharia and Zoroastrianism, gender in nationalism and Islamism, Islamist politics, and Iranian Revolution. She also studied the unveiling campaign of the first Pahlavi Iran and the compulsory hijab of the Islamic Republic. In recent years she worked on the constitutional thought in postrevolutionary Iran.  Dr. Sadeghi is a currently a research associate at TAKHAYYUL, an ERC-funded project at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity. Her research is on redemptive aspirations inspired by political and intellectual traditions to make envisioning a different future possible. Focusing on Iran, she studies underlying cognitive historical procedures enabling the individuals and groups to define their identities in a creative, cognitive process typically concerned with what is unreal, unknowable, hypothetical, or yet-to be.

Dr. Yalda Hamidi is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University. She is interested in transnational and Islamic feminisms, feminist pedagogy, and feminist cultural and literary studies. Her article, “Politics of Location in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis” is under publication in the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. In 2020, she published “Locating Sickness: Disability, Queerness, and Race in a Memoir” in Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research. In the academic year of 2021-22, Professor Hamidi is a fellow of The Socially Just Classroom: Teaching for Equity 2030, and she serves on the Diversity/ Reducing the Achievement Gap Committee.