Book Talk Webinar: Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran

Feb 23, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm
Free, Open to the Public
Event Description

Rachel Rinaldo in conversation with the author Nazanin Shahrokni

Watch the conversation.

Prof. Nazanin Shahrokni takes us onto gender segregated buses, inside a women-only park, and outside the closed doors of stadiums where women are banned from attending men’s soccer matches. The Islamic character of the state, she demonstrates, has had to coexist, fuse, and compete with technocratic imperatives, pragmatic considerations regarding the viability of the state, international influences, and global trends. Through a retelling of the past four decades of state policy regulating gender boundaries, Women in Place challenges notions of the Iranian state as overly unitary, ideological, and isolated from social forces and pushes us to contemplate the changing place of women in a social order shaped by capitalism, state-sanctioned Islamism, and debates about women’s rights.


Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies