Iran's Protest Movement

Iran's Protest Movement

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Tuesday November 1, 2022 - Wednesday November 2, 2022



(812) 237-8513


Please join Multicultural Services and Programs, the Women's Resource Center, and the Department of History on Tuesday, November 1st from 3:00-4:00 p.m. via Zoom as we bring in three of the world's leading experts on Iran to discuss the Women, Life, Freedom movement in Iran. Moderated by Dr. James Gustafson, the panelists include Naghmeh Sohrabi (President of the Association for Iranian Studies), Arzoo Osanloo (a human rights lawyer and author of several award-winning books on women's rights in Iran), and Peyman Jafari (a renowned scholar of political activism in Iran).

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 997 7695 4960
Passcode: 818082

Learn more about our speakers below!

Peyman Jafari is an Assistant Professor of History and International Relations at the College of William and Mary and a research fellow at the International Institute of Social History. His research focuses on the relationship between labor, infrastructures, and ecology in the history of oil, and the role of the labor movement in contemporary Iran.

Naghmeh Sohrabi is the Charles (Corky) Goodman professor of Middle East History and the Director for Research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. She is working on her second book about the revolutionary generation in Iran tentatively titled The Intimate Lives of a Revolution: Iran 1979. Her research on the revolution has received fellowships and grants from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Academy in Berlin. She is currently the president of the Association for Iranian Studies.

Arzoo Osanloo is a Professor in the Department of Law, Societies, and Justice and Director of the Middle East Center at the University of Washington. She is the author of Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims’ Rights in Iran (Princeton University Press, 2020), which won the Law and Society Association’s Herbert Jacob Book Prize for new, outstanding work in law and society scholarship as well as the Mossavar-Rahmani Book Prize for best scholarly monograph in Iranian and Persian Studies. She is also the author of The Politics of Women’s Rights in Iran (Princeton University Press, 2009), which analyzes the politicization of Iranian women’s “rights talk.”