Women and Elections in Iran: Does it Matter?

When and Where

Wednesday, June 09, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Homa Hoodfar
Mona Tajali


Women and Elections in Iran: Does it Matter?

The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies presents "Women and Elections in Iran: Does it Matter?" with Professor Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University and Professor Mona Tajali, Agnes Scott College.

Homa Hoodfar is a Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, at Concordia University, Montreal. Describing herself as an academic in the service of civil society, Hoodfar's field-based research and expertise are in political economy and legal anthropology; focusing on reproductive rights; Afghan women and youth refugees in Iran and Pakistan; women in formal and informal politics; hijab and dress codes as political institutions; gender and citizenship; Muslim women's sports as politics; and gender and the public sphere in Muslim contexts.

Mona Tajali is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Women's Studies at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and an affiliate of the Middle East Studies programme at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. Her areas of expertise are gender and politics, human rights, and social movements in Muslim countries. Her current book manuscript investigates how religious and cultural norms, attitudes, institutional structures, and voter behavior affect the representation of women and quality of democracy in Muslim contexts.

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