We welcome Dr. Haideh Moghissi to IUP on March 3 and 4!
Her colloquium topic will be “Closed Passages: Muslim Women, Islamism, Feminism.”
Haideh Moghissi, is a professor of sociology, cross-appointed in the School of Social Sciences, in the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York's School of Women's Studies and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
She is also a member of the executive committee of the Centre for Refugee Studies.
Dr. Moghissi was a founder of the Iranian National Union of Women and member of its first executive and editorial boards, before leaving Iran in 1984.
Her publications include articles in refereed journals and chapters in edited volumes and following books: Three-volume Women and Islam: Critical Concepts in Sociology (ed.) London: Routledge (2005); Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Limits of Postmodern Analysis, London: Oxford University Press 2000 (Zed Press, 1999, winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award); and Populism and Feminism in Iran: Women's Struggle in a Male-Defined Revolutionary Movement, London: Macmillan Press; New York: St.Martin's Press (1994). She has served as coordinator of Certificate for Anti-Racist Research and Practice (CARRP) and chair of the Executive Committee of Centre for Feminist Research at York University. She has served as a commentator on Iran and women in the Middle East on BBC World Service, CBC, Radio France, and Voice of America, and on the Editorial/Advisory Boards of Journal of Comparative Public Policy, the Rutledge Women and Politics Series, Resources for Feminist Research , and Women in Struggle and Equality (Tehran). As head of Old Manuscripts Division, National Archives of Iran, she was responsible for the evaluation and classification of historical documents.
Haideh Moghissi was a founder of the Iranian National Union of Women and a member of its first executive and editorial boards before leaving Iran in 1984. She teaches sociology and women’s studies at York University in Toronto. Her Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Limits of Postmodern Analysis (London: Zed Books, 1999) was awarded the Year 2000 Choice Outstanding Academic Books Award in Sociology.