Event: Women in Iran and Afghanistan

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women_in_iraqPalestine Solidarity Group invites you to “Women in Iran and Afghanistan”

Elaheh Rostami Povey (radical feminist, scholar and academic- focus on Iran and Afghanistan)

Wednesday, 28th April 2010

15h30 –  17h30

AIDC – 129 Rochester Road Observatory.

Elaheh Rostami-Povey is a Research Associate at the Centre For Media and Film Studies; and a Member of London Middle East Institute and Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: http://www.soas.ac.uk

Her areas of specialisations are Iran, the Middle East and Afghanistan, in particular, gender issues. She has a BSc degree in Economics from the University of East London, U.K.; an MA in Agrarian Studies from University of Sussex, U.K.; and a PhD from the Open University, U.K. Her research focuses on the Middle East, Iran and Afghanistan and includes women’s employment in Iran and Afghan women’s experiences in diaspora and in war, conflict and under invasion. She is the author of Afghan Women, Identity and Invasion, published by Zed Books in 2007, this book is translated to Portuguese language (www.nossacultura.com.br). She is also the author of Women, Work and Islamism, Ideology and Resistance in Iran. This book was published by Zed in 1999 under her pen name (Maryam Poya) and was then translated into Farsi and published in Iran in 2001 under her own name. This book is also translated into Korean language. She has also written on feminisms and women’s NGOs in Iran and on Afghan women in diaspora and their experience of war, conflict and foreign invasion (http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk).

She is the co-convenor of Development Studies Association Women and Development Group, with Professor Haleh Afshar and Professor Ruth Pearson (http://www.devstud.org.uk/studygroups/women.htm).

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